noun Cru·soe \ˈkrü(ˌ)sō sometimes -)zō\

Definition of Crusoe



  1. :  a solitary castaway :  one who lives or survives by his or her own unaided effort and ingenuity —called also Robinson Crusoe


\(ˈ)krü¦sōnēən, -¦zō\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of crusoe

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

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