Definition of robinsonade
: a fictitious narrative of often fantastic adventures in real or imaginary distant places; especially : a story of the adventures of a person marooned on a desert island the Robinsonade in world literature — E. G. Gudde
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Origin and Etymology of robinsonade
German robinsonade, from Robinson Crusoe, sailor who survives by great resourcefulness when marooned on a desert island in the fictional prose narrative Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe †1731 English journalist and novelist
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