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Multiple Meanings
nabob

They referred to him as a Nevada nabob when he opened his casino.
a rich or powerful person

More rarely, nabob may refer to a governor in India during the Mogul empire as in Vanity Fair when Thackeray wrote, "They say all Indian nabobs are enormously rich."  Archaically, the term can also reference a wealthy man who made his fortune in the Orient.
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