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Rupert

[ roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert ]
/ ˈru pərt; for 1 also German ˈru pɛrt /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for Rupert (1 of 2)

Rupert1
/ (ˈruːpət) /

noun
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

British Dictionary definitions for Rupert (2 of 2)

Rupert2
/ (ˈruːpət) /

noun
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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