doyenne


doy·enne

noun \di-ˈ(y)en, dwä-ˈyen\

: a woman who has a lot of experience in or knowledge about a particular profession, subject, etc.

Full Definition of DOYENNE

:  a woman who is a doyen

Examples of DOYENNE

  1. the doyenne of the fashion industry

Origin of DOYENNE

French, feminine of doyen
First Known Use: circa 1897

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