One nabob even seems to have commandeered the challenge to reignite an old grudge.
Two or three days afterwards, they had access to the nabob, to whom they explained our desires, as before expressed.
Calcutta was recovered and the army of the nabob was routed.
He declares, that, in a division between him and the nabob, "the strongest must decide."
You fools, I could have promised you a Prince and a nabob for half the money.'
In the second place, the fashion of modern fiction has changed since the author of "A Hungarian nabob" began to write.
It did not take me long to discover that the nabob was entirely governed by those about him.
This prince being left without a mother, this woman was suffered to retain the guardianship of the nabob till his death.
Besides, it is too soon to say whether or no the nabob means to play me false.
As he read these words on the front page of the Official Journal, on the morning of the 16th, the poor nabob felt dazed.
1610s, "deputy governor in Mogul Empire," Anglo-Indian, from Hindi nabab, from Arabic nuwwab, honorific plural of na'ib "viceroy, deputy," from base n-w-b "to take someone's place." Also used of Europeans who came home from India having made a fortune there, hence "very rich man" (1764).