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.

  1. a male given name: derived from Robert.

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British Dictionary definitions for Rupert (1 of 2)

Rupert1

/ (ˈruːpət) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for Rupert (2 of 2)

Rupert2

/ (ˈruːpət) /


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

Origin of Rupert

2
from association of this forename with high social class in Britain

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