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nawab

[nuh-wob, -wawb] /nəˈwɒb, -ˈwɔb/
noun
1.
Also, nabob. a viceroy or deputy governor under the former Mogul empire in India.
2.
an honorary title conferred upon Muslims of distinction in India and Pakistan.
3.
nabob (def 2).
Origin of nawab
1750-1760
1750-60; < Urdu nawwāb < Arabic nuwwāb, plural of nā'ib deputy, viceroy
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nawab

/nəˈwɑːb/
noun
1.
(formerly) a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India Also called nabob
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi nawwāb, from Arabic nuwwāb, plural of na'ib viceroy, governor
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