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Prince Albert

noun
  1. a city in central Saskatchewan, in S Canada.
  2. a long, double-breasted frock coat.
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Albert

[al-bert]
noun
  1. Carl (Bert),1908–2000, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1971–77.
  2. PrinceAlbert Francis Charles Augustus Emanuel, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 1819–61, consort of Queen Victoria.
  3. Lake. Also called Albert Nyanza, Mobuto Lake. a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a source of the Nile. 100 miles (160 km) long; 2061 sq. mi. (5338 sq. km); 2030 feet (619 meters) above sea level.Official name Lake Mobutu Sese Seko.
  4. a male given name: from Old High German words meaning “noble” and “bright.”
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British Dictionary definitions for prince albert

Prince Albert

noun
  1. a man's double-breasted frock coat worn esp in the early 20th century
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albert

noun
  1. a kind of watch chain usually attached to a waistcoat
  2. British a standard size of notepaper, 6 × 3 7/8 inches
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Word Origin

C19: named after Prince Albert

Albert1

noun
  1. Lake Albert a lake in E Africa, between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) and Uganda in the great Rift Valley, 660 m (2200 ft) above sea level: a source of the Nile, fed by the Victoria Nile, which leaves as the Albert Nile. Area: 5345 sqkm (2064 sq miles)Former name: Lake Mobutu
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Albert2

noun
  1. Prince. full name Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 1819–61, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland
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Word Origin and History for prince albert

Prince Albert

"piercing that consists of a ring which goes through the urethra and out behind the glans," mid-20c., supposedly so-called from the modern legend that Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861), prince consort of Queen Victoria, had one.

But the term seems to be not older than bodyart maven Doug Malloy and his circle, and the stories about the prince may be fantastical inventions. Perhaps there is some connection with Albert underworld/pawnshop slang for "gold watch chain" (1861), which probably is from the common portraits of the prince in which he is shown with a conspicuous gold watch chain. Many fashions in male dress made popular by him bore his name late 19c.

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Albert

masc. proper name, from German (the French form is Aubert), from Old High German Adalbert, cognate of Old English Æþelbeorht "Noble-bright" (which was sometimes metathesized as Æþelbriht, hence the surname Albright). Second element is from Proto-Germanic berhta- "bright," from PIE *bhereg- "to shine; bright, white" (see bright). It also figures in the names Egbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Hubert, Lambert. As a kind of watch chain, from 1861 (see Prince Albert).

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