Na"bob (?), n. [Hind. nawab, from Ar. nawab, pl. of naib a vicegerent, governor. Cf Nawab.]

1.

A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of the ancient Mogul empire.

2.

One who returns to Europe from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth.

"A bilious old nabob."

Macaulay.

 

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