Is Nabob an insult?

Is Nabob an insult?

Is Nabob an insult?

Another word that lost its longtime meaning recently is “nabob.” We know what you are all thinking: “nattering nabobs of negativism.” Yes, we can thank Spiro Agnew for making “nabob” into a negative. Though in reality, we should thank William Safire, Agnew’s speechwriter.

What did it mean to be nabobs?

Definition of nabob 1 : a provincial governor of the Mogul empire in India. 2 : a person of great wealth or prominence.

Which word is a synonym for nabob?

In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for nabob, like: big wheel, dignitary, tycoon, someone, deputy, leader, notability, personage, big-timer, heavyweight and somebody.

Where does the word nabob come from?

Nabob is an Anglo-Indian term that came to English from Urdu, possibly from Hindustani nawāb/navāb, borrowed into English during British colonial rule in India. It is possible this was via the intermediate Portuguese nababo, the Portuguese having preceded the British in India.

What is the synonym of Pall?

Some common synonyms of pall are cloy, glut, gorge, sate, satiate, and surfeit. While all these words mean “to fill to repletion,” pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite.

What is a Nimwad?

1 : a descendant of Ham represented in Genesis as a mighty hunter and a king of Shinar. 2 not capitalized : hunter. 3 not capitalized, slang : idiot, jerk.

How do you pronounce nabob?

  1. Phonetic spelling of nabob. n-abob. n-a-bob.
  2. Meanings for nabob. a governor in India during the Mogual empire. a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)
  3. Synonyms for nabob. nawab. nabobs.
  4. Examples of in a sentence. Princess Diana, nabob of negativity.
  5. Translations of nabob. Italian : Nababbi.

What is a misguided dignitary?

misguided. Foolish; misled. dignitary. n. A person who holds a high rank or position of honor.