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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Nabob

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Nabob: noun - certain Muslim officials acting as deputy governors of provinces in the Mughal Empire; a governor of an Indian town or district; someone of great wealth or high rank, particularly one returning from India with a large fortune.

'They all referred to Brian as "the nabob", after he returned from unknown lands with more money than he could possibly account for and his hint that his ill-gotten gains had somehow been acquired on the sub-continent.' 

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