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Definition of nabob noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nabob

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈneɪbɒb//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪbɑːb//
     
     
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  1. 1a Muslim ruler or officer in the Mogul empire
  2. 2a rich or important person
  3. Word Originfrom Portuguese nababo or Spanish nabab, from Urdu; see also nawab.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nabob