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



    BrE BrE//nəˈwɑːb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//nəˈwɑːb//
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  1. 1an Indian ruler during the Mogul empire
  2. 2(Indian English) a Muslim with high social status or rank
  3. Word Originfrom Urdu nawwāb, variant of Arabic nuwwāb, plural (used as singular) of nā'ib ‘deputy’; compare with nabob.