Robinson Crusoe


Rob·​in·​son Cru·​soe ˈrä-bə(n)-sən-ˈkrü-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce Robinson Crusoe (audio)
: a shipwrecked sailor in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe who lives for many years on a desert island

Examples of Robinson Crusoe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t expect a scene from Southampton here, but don’t expect a Robinson Crusoe experience either. Michelle Tchea, Robb Report, 30 Jan. 2024 The island has a limit of 200 visitors per day, which helps to maintain its Robinson Crusoe vibe. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 23 Jan. 2024 Sister property to the Robinson Crusoe dreamscape, Six Senses Laamu, Kanuhura reopened with an audible sigh of relief. Katie Lockhart, Robb Report, 26 Dec. 2023 Our suggested ‘Paradise Camps’ itinerary whisks a family of up to 12 for ten nights on Thanda Island, Tanzania where guests can be immersed in a bespoke programme of educational and philanthropic experiences in a quintessential Robinson Crusoe setting. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Phil Plait, creator of the popular astronomy blog Bad Astronomy, credits his interest in outer space partly to his childhood love of science fiction movies such as Angry Red Planet and Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, 21 Apr. 2023 The volunteers were chosen by the Island Conservation and the Robinson Crusoe community because of their skillsets that ranged from design to technology, sustainability, and biodiversity. Carolina Milanesi, Forbes, 27 June 2022 In 1719, English trader Daniel Defoe published Robinson Crusoe, a fictional autobiography of a man stranded on a tropical island. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 25 Jan. 2021 Daniel Defoe, the English writer best known for his novel Robinson Crusoe, wrote despairingly of its use during the plague that ravaged London in 1665 in his Journal of the Plague Year. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2015 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Robinson Crusoe was in 1719

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“Robinson Crusoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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