[roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert]
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for rupert
“Given the number of events which take place across the UK it is likely to be difficult to enforce,” said Rupert Sutton.To Stop ISIS, Britain Is Set to Stop Free Speech
November 25, 2014
And always in the background, evanescent but, in the end, accountable, is Rupert Murdoch—courted, feared and sometimes loathed.
Rupert Murdoch has a long history of successfully deflecting hostile fire about his influence on the news business.
More than any other media proprietor, Rupert Murdoch had an intuitive revelation about the value of news as a commodity.
He offered $80 billion for Time Warner, but Rupert Murdoch was rebuffed.Don’t Count Rupert Murdoch Out Yet: Why The Magnate Hasn’t Given Up on Time Warner
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There Prince Rupert charged with headlong fury, carrying all before him.English Villages
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By the careless, graceful poise, I guessed it to be Rupert again.
A moment later, Rupert turned sharply to the right and was lost from my sight.
Then, as I have told, he found me, guided by the shout with which I had called on Rupert to stop and face me.
Me she had not seen, nor did she till I darted out of my ambush, and leapt after Rupert into the moat.
- 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
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper