nawab, nabob

(noun) a governor in India during the Mogul empire

Source: WordNet® 3.1



nawab (plural nawabs)

(historical) A Muslim official in South Asia acting as a provincial deputy ruler under the Mughal empire; a local governor. [from 17th c.]

Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Polyura.


• Waban, ba-wan, bawan, bwana

Source: Wiktionary

Na*wab", n. Etym: [See Nabob.]

Definition: A deputy ruler or viceroy in India; also, a title given by courtesy to other persons of high rank in the East.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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