Definition of nawab in English:
1A native governor during the time of the Mogul empire: [as title]: Nawab Haider Beg
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- And their power-crazed heads obviously long to wear a crown, which is why they behave like old-style nawabs and potentates.
- Governors of the Mughal empire also took advantage of growing feebleness - the nawabs of Bengal, Oudh and Hyderabad were soon to establish quasi-independent states which owed only nominal allegiance to Delhi.
- This right was bestowed on us by emperors, rajas and nawabs (local rulers and influentials in the undivided Indian subcontinent).
1.1A Muslim nobleman or person of high status.
- Made famous by the Muslim nawabs of Lucknow, those on the receiving end enjoyed courtesy, food, drink and congeniality - all served with an elegant world-class flourish.
- A Dacca barrister teased him for behaving more like a once-rich Muslim nawab wedded to a fanciful past and visions of lost glory than an educated, middle-class Hindu lawyer.
- Ghazal singing, earlier an art form restricted to the nawabs and aristocrats, was bought to the people by Begum Akhtar and later popularised by Pankaj Udhas.
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