Definition of Defoe, Daniel in English:

Defoe, Daniel

proper noun

  • (1660–1731), English novelist and journalist. His novel "Robinson Crusoe" (1719) is loosely based on the true story of shipwrecked sailor Alexander Selkirk and has a claim to being the first British novel. Other notable works: "Moll Flanders" (1722) and "A Journal of the Plague Year" (1722)

Pronunciation:

Defoe, Daniel

/dəˈfō/