Origin of nabob
Examples from the Web for nabob
Contemporary Examples of nabob
One nabob even seems to have commandeered the challenge to reignite an old grudge.#IceBucketChallenge Wisdom From 'Jackass' Steve-O
August 21, 2014
Historical Examples of nabob
Nabob's calculation is short, but "as rich as a Nabob" in error.A Tangled Tale
His father, the brewer, died, and he became possessor of a nabob's fortune.The English at the North Pole
First of all, the Nabob offered it to the heydukes one by one.
A great change had come over the Nabob both externally and internally.
And thus he not only filled himself, but satisfied the Nabob also.
Word Origin for nabob
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).