Nabobism



[ney-bob] /ˈneɪ bɒb/

noun
1.
any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person.
2.
Also, nawab. a person, especially a European, who has made a large fortune in India or another country of the East.
3.
(def 1).
/ˈneɪbɒb/
noun
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
n.

1610s, “deputy governor in Mogul Empire,” Anglo-Indian, from Hindi nabab, from Arabic nuwwab, honorific plural of na’ib “viceroy, deputy,” from base n-w-b “to take someone’s place.” Also used of Europeans who came home from India having made a fortune there, hence “very rich man” (1764).

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