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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ney-bob]
    • /ˈneɪ bɒb/
    • /ˈneɪ.bɒb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ney-bob]
    • /ˈneɪ bɒb/

Definitions of nabob word

  • noun nabob any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person. 1
  • noun nabob Also, nawab. a person, especially a European, who has made a large fortune in India or another country of the East. 1
  • noun nabob nawab (def 1). 1
  • noun nabob A Muslim official or governor under the Mogul empire. 1
  • noun nabob a rich, powerful, or important man 0
  • noun nabob (formerly) a European who made a fortune in the Orient, esp in India 0

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Origin of nabob

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
From the Hindi word nawāb, dating back to 1605-15. See nawab

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Parts of speech for Nabob


nabob popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for nabob

noun nabob

  • tycoon — a person of great wealth, influence, or power; magnate: a business tycoon; a political tycoon.
  • magnate — a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise, field of business, etc.: a railroad magnate.
  • deputy — A deputy is the second most important person in an organization such as a business or government department. Someone's deputy often acts on their behalf when they are not there.
  • dignitary — a person who holds a high rank or office, as in the government or church.
  • notable — worthy of note or notice; noteworthy: a notable success; a notable theory.

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