Robinson-crusoe meaning

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The hero of Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe of 1719, a shipwrecked English sailor who, by virtue of his own ingenuity, survives for years on a small tropical island.
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The title hero of Daniel Defoe's novel (1719), a sailor who, shipwrecked on a tropical island, survives by various ingenious contrivances until rescued years later.
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A fictional castaway.
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(by extension) Denotes something isolated and independent.

A Robinson Crusoe economy.

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