|1.||informal a rich, powerful, or important man|
|2.||(formerly) a European who made a fortune in the Orient, esp in India|
|3.||another name for a nawab|
|[C17: from Portuguese nababo, from Hindi nawwāb; see |
deputy ruler, or viceroy, under the Mughal rule of India. The title was later adopted by the independent rulers of Bengal, Oudh, and Arcot.
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