Rupert

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A German name, brought to England by Prince Rupert of the Rhine in the seventeenth century.

Proper noun[edit]

Rupert

  1. (mostly U.K.) A male given name.
    • 2010 Joanne Harris, blueeyedboy, Doubleday, ISBN 9780385609500, page 99:
      A St Oswald's boy can pass off a name like Orlando, can make it sound like peppermint. Even Rupert sounds somehow cool when attached to a navy-blue St Oswald's blazer.
    • 2010 Maggie O'Farrell, The Hand That First Held Mine, Headline, ISBN 9780755308453, page 91:
      'What about Rupert?' his mother says brightly. 'I've always loved the name Rupert and it's an old family name on my side.'
      'Sounds like...a whatdyoucallit?' Ted's father says, folding up the newspaper and tossing it to the floor.
      'What?'
      'A...' Ted's father puts his hand to his brow '...you know...a thing that children take to bed. Um...Brideshead...um...teddy-bear! That's it. A teddy-bear.'
  2. A city in Idaho.
  3. An unincorporated community in Ohio.
  4. A town in Vermont.
  5. A town in West Virginia.

Noun[edit]

Rupert ‎(plural Ruperts)

  1. (derogatory, slang military) A junior army officer.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old High German equivalent of the English and northern German Robert.

Proper noun[edit]

Rupert

  1. A male given name.

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