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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Nabob \Na"bob\ (n[=a]"b[o^]b), n. [Hind. naw[=a]b, from Ar.
     naw[=a]b, pl. of n[=a]["i]b a vicegerent, governor. Cf
     1. A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of
        the ancient Mogul empire.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. One who returns to Europe from the East with immense
        riches: hence, any man of great wealth. "A bilious old
        nabob." --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: a governor in India during the Mogual empire [syn: {nawab}]
       2: a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "nabob":
     Daddy Warbucks, Establishment, VIP, baron, beg, beglerbeg, bey,
     big chief, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, billionaire,
     bloated plutocrat, brass, brass hat, burgrave, capitalist,
     celebrity, collector, dey, dignitary, dignity, elder, eminence,
     eparch, exarch, fat cat, father, figure, gauleiter, governor,
     governor-general, great man, high-muck-a-muck, important person,
     interests, khedive, lieutenant governor, lion, lords of creation,
     magnate, man of mark, man of means, man of substance,
     man of wealth, millionaire, mogul, moneybags, moneyed man,
     multimillionaire, name, nawab, notability, notable, palatine,
     panjandrum, parvenu, person of renown, personage, personality,
     pillar of society, plutocrat, power, power elite, proconsul,
     provincial, rich man, richling, ruling circle, sachem, satrap,
     somebody, something, stadtholder, subahdar, tetrarch, the great,
     the top, top brass, top people, tycoon, vali,
     very important person, vice-king, viceroy, wali, warm man,
     wealthy man, worthy

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