nabob

[ UK /nˈæbɒb/ ]
[ US /ˈnæbɑb/ ]
NOUN
  1. a governor in India during the Mogul empire
  2. a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)
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How To Use nabob In A Sentence

  • The result was an unholy mess, with party nabobs muttering darkly about throwing the 71-year-old peer out of the Tories altogether.
  • At Christmas -- at every season, indeed -- the hospitable old "nabob" 1 entertained throngs of guests; and, if we choose to go back in fancy, we may see those Virginians of the old age amid their most characteristic surroundings. Southern Prose and Poetry for Schools
  • She is his insurance beneficiary; the rest of the nabob's once substantial wealth has mysteriously evaporated.
  • State, -- where he was growing rich fast enough to be able to decline that famous Russian offer which would have made him a kind of nabob in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859
  • And only in America could a man who has called the corporatized, in-the-tank, mainstream media his "base" -- the media that made him its darling and hailed him for his supposed "straight talk" -- run against that very same media, bashing it figuratively while "peace officers" were doing so quite literally in the streets of St. Paul, in a manner unseen since the 60s and the Chicago days of Daley and the subsequent Nixonian "nattering nabobs of negativity" era. Rory O'Connor: Beating the Press -- Literally
  • But other than that, remember folks, it's been a huge success and anybody who doesn't see it that way is a nattering nabob of negativism.
  • The Nabob finding his time after dinner hang somewhat heavy on his hand, and the moon being tolerably bright, had, one harvest evening, sought his usual remedy for dispelling ennui by a walk to the Manse, where he was sure, that, if he could not succeed in engaging the minister himself in some disputation, he would at least find something in the establishment to animadvert upon and to restore to order. Saint Ronan's Well
  • I was to receive a salary of 200 rupees by the month, in addition to which Mr. Holwell undertook to procure me a dustuck from the Governor, enabling any merchandise I chose to trade in to pass through the province of Bengal free of taxes or duties to the Nabob's government. Athelstane Ford
  • It dawned on me that all the friends I had made, all two of them, were nabobs, and both had magnanimity.
  • lovely - another really cool project suggestion that just BEGS the nattering nabobs to call lifehacker stupid and irresponsible for posting it, and anyone else stupid and irresponsible for even considering it. Build A Ping-Pong Pistol | Lifehacker Australia
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