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



    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