Robinson Crusoe

noun
Rob·​in·​son Cru·​soe | \ ˈrä-bə(n)-sən-ˈkrü-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce Robinson Crusoe (audio) \

Definition of Robinson Crusoe

: a shipwrecked sailor in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe who lives for many years on a desert island

First Known Use of Robinson Crusoe

1719, in the meaning defined above

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“Robinson Crusoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Robinson%20Crusoe. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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