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[roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert] /ˈru pərt; for 1 also German ˈru pɛrt/
Prince, 1619–82, German Royalist general and admiral in the English Civil War (nephew of Charles I of England).
a river in W Quebec, Canada, flowing W to James Bay. 380 miles (610 km) long.
a male given name: derived from Robert. Unabridged
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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
  • It was bound to be a close thing, and Rupert's speech just made the difference.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • Rupert looked at her as youth and love must look at love and youth.

  • Rupert got out of his fire-guards and added himself and his tea-tray to the scrimmage.

    The Magic World Edith Nesbit
  • 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


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


(military, derogatory, slang) a junior officer in the British army
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from association of this forename with high social class in Britain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Rupert

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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