Nabob

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English

Etymology

In colloquial usage in English since 1612, from , from , from the honorific plural of
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Pronunciation

  • (GenAm) /ˈneɪbɑb/
  • (RP) /ˈneɪbɒb/

Noun

Nabob (plural [[Nabobs#|Nabobs]])
  1. An Indian ruler within the Mogul empire; a nawab.
  2. (Articlesby extension) Someone of great wealth or importance.
  3. (Articlesby extension) A person with a grandiose style or manner.

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References

  • Nabobs: A Study of the Social Life of the English in the Eighteenth-Century, Percival Spear, Oxford University Press, London 1938; New Edition OUP, USA: 1998.
  • Durham's Place-Names of the San Francisco Bay Area, David L. Durham, Quill Driver Books, California: 2000.

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