ˈkrü(ˌ)sō sometimes -)zō
plural -s
: a solitary castaway : one who lives or survives by his or her own unaided effort and ingenuity

called also Robinson Crusoe


Word History


after Robinson Crusoe, shipwrecked hero of the novel Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe †1731 English journalist & novelist

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“Crusoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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