(n"bb), n. [Hind. nawb, from Ar. nawb, pl. of nb a vicegerent, governor. Cf Nawab.] 1. A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of the ancient Mogul empire.
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2. One who returns to Europe from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth. "A bilious old nabob." Macaulay.
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