Cru·​soe | \ ˈkrü(ˌ)sō sometimes -)zō \
plural -s

Definition of Crusoe

: a solitary castaway : one who lives or survives by his or her own unaided effort and ingenuity

called also Robinson Crusoe

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Other Words from Crusoe

Crusonian \ (ˈ)krü¦sōnēən , -​¦zō \ adjective

History and Etymology for Crusoe

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 14 Apr. 2021.

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