- a native provincial deputy or governor of the old Mogul Empire in India
- a very rich or important man
Origin of nabobUrdu naww?b from Arabic nuww?b, plural of na?ib, deputy, viceroy
- A governor in India under the Mughal Empire. Also called nawab .
- A person of wealth and prominence.
Origin of nabobHindi nawāb, nabāb from Arabic nuwwāb pl. of nā'ib deputy active participle of nāba to represent nwb