Origin of nabob
Related formsna·bob·er·y [ney-bob-uh-ree, ney-bob-uh-ree] /ˈneɪ bɒb ə ri, neɪˈbɒb ə ri/, na·bob·ism, nounna·bob·ish, na·bob·i·cal, adjectivena·bob·ish·ly, na·bob·i·cal·ly, adverbna·bob·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for nabob
One nabob even seems to have commandeered the challenge to reignite an old grudge.
There seemed no hope, and they said, some day, I should be sent to the nabob's zenana--wretches!With Clive in India|G. A. Henty
In another document Mr. Macrae ordered ‘more motors’ and a dozen bicycles, as the Nabob of old ordered ‘more curricles.’The Disentanglers|Andrew Lang
Mr. Hasbrook began to look hopeful; for the last remark of the nabob indicated a possible termination of the conversation.The Yacht Club|Oliver Optic