nabob

Part of speech: noun

A luxurious rich man.

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Usage examples "nabob":

  1. Yet when Burke made his speech on the Nabob of Arcot's debts, Pitt and Grenville consulted together whether it was worth answering, and came to the conclusion that they need not take the trouble. - "Burke", John Morley.
  2. We have seen how his speech against Hastings affected Miss Burney, and how the speech on the Nabob of Arcot's debts was judged by Pitt not to be worth answering. - "Burke", John Morley.
  3. On Wednesday he came and told Mark that he had arranged to sail in the Nabob, and was to go on board early the next morning. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.