Enoch Arden

noun

Enoch Ar·​den
¦ēnə̇¦kärdᵊn,
-nē¦k-,
-kȧd-
: a person missing and believed dead usually through no fault of his own who subsequently is found alive

Word History

Etymology

after Enoch Arden, hero of the poem Enoch Arden (1864) by Tennyson

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“Enoch Arden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Enoch%20Arden. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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