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nabob

General Crossword Questions for “nabob”

  • Person of conspicuous wealth or high status
  • Plutocrat puts sodium on old coin
  • Not applicable to Geldorf, who's a wealthy person
  • Cheese gives rise to stink and prohibition
  • Name for what (or two) he has?
  • Get hold of deceased VIP
  • Important man to snatch award briefly
  • Magnate died after kidnap
  • Arrest old boy, a very wealthy person
  • Governor in India during the Mogul empire
  • Wealthy and powerful person
  • Person of great wealth

Encyclopedia

  • Nabob" derives from the Bengali pronunciation of "nawab": Bengali: নবাব nôbab. During the 18th century in particular, it was the news media as "nattering nabobs of negativism" in a speech that. — “Nawab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Nabob Coffee Company originated in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1896, was the food manufacturing arm of Kelly Douglas Limited, house brand for Super-Valu Stores, and was purchased by Jacobs-Suchard in 1981, and subsequently by Kraft Foods in 1994. The name refers to the term Nabob. — “Nabob (coffee) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A nabob, an English form of "nawab", is a merchant-leader of high social status and wealth. HMS Nabob (D77), a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier. Nawab, the provincial governor or viceroy in the. — “Nabob (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • He informed them that the carriage belonged to a Nabob from Calcutta and Jamaica enormously rich, and with whom he was engaged to travel; and at this moment a young gentleman who had been warned off the bridge between the paddle-boxes, and who had dropped thence on to the roof of Lord Methuselah's carriage, from which he made his way over other carriages and imperials until he had clambered on to his own, descended thence and through the window into the body of the carriage, to the applause of the couriers looking on. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • So extreme was the surprise of the sailor, that he was unable even to thank Edmond, whose receding figure he continued to gaze after in speechless astonishment. "Some nabob from India," was his comment. — “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas
  • He had the whitest shirt on you ever see, too, and the shiniest hat; and there ain't a man in that town that's got as fine clothes as what he had; and he had a gold watch and chain, and a silver-headed cane–the awfulest old gray-headed nabob in the State. — “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
  • Burke owed the Nabob a turn for the vote which had gained him a baronetcy. — “Sybil” by Benjamin Disraeli

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