Definition of nabob - Reference.org > Your most extensive resource for Definitions & Translations

Definition of nabob

What is the definition of "nabob"?
  • na•bobnoun
  • 1. A governor in India under the Mogul Empire. Also called nawab.
    2. A person of wealth and prominence.


Use "nabob" in a sentence
  • "I introduced him to her, and left her to improve the impression: 'tis well I was married in time; a nabob is a dangerous rival."

    "The family name, indeed, may stem from the same Arabic root as the word nabob, having been brought into Russia by the fourteenth-century Tatar prince Nabok Murza."

    "One morning, passing through Vessory Bazar, I was greatly shocked at seeing the nabob's elephant take up a little child in his trunk and dash its brains out against the ground; the only reason that could be observed was, that the child had thrown some pebble stones at it; and the only redress the poor disconsolate mother could obtain was a gift of fifty pagodas from the nabob, which is about equal to twenty pounds sterling."

Words like "nabob" (synonyms)

Translate nabob

How to Say "nabob" in:
  • Spanish: nabob
  • German: nabob
  • French: nabob
  • Mandarin: nabob
  • Japanese: nabob

Words Like nabob