American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See nabob.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as nabob.
- n. A deputy ruler or viceroy in India.
- n. A title given by courtesy to other persons of high rank in the East.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A deputy ruler or viceroy in India; also, a title given by courtesy to other persons of high rank in the East.
- n. A rich, retired Anglo-Indian; a nabob.
- n. a governor in India during the Mogul empire
“But the one that earned him immense recognition and the title 'nawab' was "Bhaktha Ramadass".”
“But darling, the 'nawab' is already treating her with a fabulous valentine gift in Europe on the day, he even gifted her a charter plane and top of that even featured in the recent worst disasters of their acting careers 'Tashan' and 'Kurbaan'.”
“But surrounded as they are by works they collected and commissioned, both nawab and expatriate come across as actively engaged with and curious about each other's cultures.”
“He was also the second leader, or nawab, of Awadh, a breakaway principality from the Mughal empire.”
“He who had once negotiated with the nawab of Bengal to build a trading station on the banks of the Hoogly and traded horses and sugar in Persia and on the Malay archipelago; he who lost cargoes and gambled on trades now was building fifty Anglican churches.”
“In theory, I knew nabob was from nawab, but they occur in such different contexts and are pronounced so differently it's hard to keep it in my head.”
“I came across a reference to the Nawab of Oudh, wondered what exactly a nawab was, and thought "this is exactly the sort of thing Hobson-Jobson specializes in.”
“Anglo-French rivalry continued, each side supporting candidates for the positions of nizam of the Deccan and nawab of the Carnatic.”
“Following the outbreak of the War of the Austrian Succession in Europe, the French, strengthened by their participation in Indian intrigue under the guidance of Joseph Dupleix, captured Madras (1746) and defeated the protesting nawab of the Carnatic.”
“Clive formed a conspiracy with Hindu bankers and the nawab's general, Mir Jafar, which enabled his forces to rout those remaining loyal to the nawab at Plassey (June 23).”
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