from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rupert, Prince 1619-1682. German-born English military and political leader who was the dominant Royalist figure during the English Civil War.

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • n. A junior army officer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English leader (born in Germany) of the Royalist forces during the English Civil War (1619-1682)


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


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