nabob

IPA: nˈæbɑb

noun

  • (historical) An Indian ruler within the Mogul empire.
  • (by extension) Someone of great wealth or importance.
  • (by extension) A person with a grandiose style or manner.

Examples of "nabob" in Sentences

  • He most probably enjoyed his role as a nabob.
  • Consequently he is called in the area the Nabob.
  • Nabob, the first Canadian manned aircraft carrier.
  • The go fulness is not terrific chuckled the young Nabob.
  • He also added that his claims on the nabob were still unpaid.
  • 'tis well I was married in time; a nabob is a dangerous rival.
  • “If your nabob is a nabob, he can very well afford to give madame the furniture.
  • I knew that Brice had been what we used to call a nabob and had made a fortune in India. "
  • 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.
  • State, -- where he was growing rich fast enough to be able to decline that famous Russian offer which would have made him a kind of nabob in
  • State, -- where he was growing rich fast enough to be able to decline that famous Russian offer which would have made him a kind of nabob in a few years.
  • 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.
  • Nobody, not even his old Eton chums, seemed to know much about him except that he was some kind of nabob, with connections in Leadenhall Street, but he was well received in Society, where his money and manners paid for all.
  • At Christmas -- at every season, indeed -- the hospitable old "nabob" 1 entertained throngs of guests; and, if we choose to go back in fancy, we may see those Virginians of the old age amid their most characteristic surroundings.
  • 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.

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