Prince Rupert

Rupert

[roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert]
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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British Dictionary definitions for prince rupert

Prince Rupert

noun
  1. a port in W Canada, on the coast of British Columbia: one of the W termini of the Canadian National transcontinental railway. Pop: 14 643 (2001)

Rupert

1
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

Rupert

2
noun
  1. military derogatory, slang a junior officer in the British army

Word Origin for Rupert

from association of this forename with high social class in Britain
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Word Origin and History for prince rupert

Rupert

masc. proper name, probably a blend of German Ruprecht and English Robert.

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