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.
- informal a rich, powerful, or important man
- (formerly) a European who made a fortune in the Orient, esp in India
- another name for a nawab
Word Origin for nabob
Word Origin and History 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).