MEANING: verb tr.: To maroon, to isolate, or to abandon.
noun: A castaway; a person who is isolated or without companionship.

ETYMOLOGY: After the title character of Daniel Defoe’s 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe. Crusoe was a shipwrecked sailor who spent 28 years on a remote desert island. Earliest documented use: 1768. Crusoe’s aide has also become an eponym in the English language: man Friday.

ROBING SON CRUSOE - Let's get you some clothes, kid

ROBINSON CRUISOE - baseball player sponsored a boat trip and nobody cared

ROBINS ON CARUSOE - hear the birds critique a real tenor!