Examples from the Web for reuben
The man who would come to be known as Roy Masters was born Reuben Obermeister in 1920s London.
“She was born into slavery,” Reuben said of her character, Elizabeth Keckley.
Seated between two fellow reporters I ordered a Reuben sandwich and sipped from a tall glass of ice water.
Reuben left the cottage with the green shutters before the sun had entered the smudge of horizon clouds.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
Indeed, I am sure they would not, if they were at home, but what am I to do with Reuben?Brotherly Love|Mrs. Sherwood
Reuben followed suit, and the destruction wrought by the gnus was at once manifest.Under Drake's Flag|G. A. Henty
Dost thou know, Reuben, what has befallen to make my father look as he did but now?The Sign Of The Red Cross|Evelyn Everett-Green
So Reuben goes back to Ashfield with a very modest and quiet bearing.
British Dictionary definitions for reuben
noun Old Testament
Word Origin and History for reuben
masc. proper name, Old Testament eldest son of Jacob and name of the tribe descended from him, from Greek Rouben, from Hebrew Reubhen, probably literally "Behold a son," from reu, imperative of ra'ah "he saw" + ben "a son." As a typical name of a farmer, rustic, or country bumpkin, from 1804. The reuben sandwich (1956) is "Not obviously connected" with the sense in rube [OED], possibly from Reuben's restaurant, a popular spot in New York's Lower East Side.