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Rupert

[roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert] /ˈru pərt; for 1 also German ˈru pɛrt/
noun
1.
Prince, 1619–82, German Royalist general and admiral in the English Civil War (nephew of Charles I of England).
2.
a river in W Quebec, Canada, flowing W to James Bay. 380 miles (610 km) long.
3.
a male given name: derived from Robert.
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  • And Rupert said he would like to go to the funeral, if he may.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • There Prince Rupert charged with headlong fury, carrying all before him.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • Rupert looked at her as youth and love must look at love and youth.

  • It was Rupert's voice, coming from the end of the drawbridge.

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
  • Therefore, when Rupert did speak, it was to express a wish to be friendly.

    The Mandarin's Fan Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for Rupert

Rupert1

/ˈruːpət/
noun
1.
Prince. 1619–82, German-born nephew of Charles I: Royalist general during the Civil War (until 1646) and commander of the Royalist fleet (1648–50). After the Restoration he was an admiral of the English fleet in wars against the Dutch

Rupert2

/ˈruːpət/
noun
1.
(military, derogatory, slang) a junior officer in the British army
Word Origin
from association of this forename with high social class in Britain
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Word Origin and History for Rupert

masc. proper name, probably a blend of German Ruprecht and English Robert.

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