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[roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert]
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  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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  • There Prince Rupert charged with headlong fury, carrying all before him.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • By the careless, graceful poise, I guessed it to be Rupert again.

  • A moment later, Rupert turned sharply to the right and was lost from my sight.

  • Then, as I have told, he found me, guided by the shout with which I had called on Rupert to stop and face me.

  • Me she had not seen, nor did she till I darted out of my ambush, and leapt after Rupert into the moat.

British Dictionary definitions for rupert


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

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


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

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