Meaning of nabob

na•bob

Pronunciation: (nā'bob), [key]
— n.
  1. any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person.
  2. a person, esp. a European, who has made a large fortune in India or another country of the East.
  3. nawab (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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