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[broo k]
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  1. Sir James,1803–68, British soldier and adventurer: rajah of Sarawak.
  2. Rupert,1887–1915, English poet.
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  1. Alan FrancisSee Alanbrooke
  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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Word Origin and History for brooke


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

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