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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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  • There Prince Rupert charged with headlong fury, carrying all before him.

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

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  • By the careless, graceful poise, I guessed it to be Rupert again.

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  • And that wild-cat Rupert Hentzau was yet at large in the Castle.

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  • An easy, scornful, merry laugh—the laugh of young Rupert Hentzau!

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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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