sir james brooke

Brooke

[brook]
noun
1.
Sir James, 1803–68, British soldier and adventurer: rajah of Sarawak.
2.
Rupert, 1887–1915, English poet.
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Brooke (brʊk)
 
n
1.  See Alanbrooke Alan Francis
2.  Sir James. 1803--68, British soldier; first rajah of Sarawak (1841--63)
3.  Rupert (Chawner). 1887--1915, British lyric poet, noted for his idealistic war poetry, which made him a national hero

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Brooke
fem. proper name, rare in U.S. before 1965, popular 1980s, 1990s.
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