doyenne

noun doy·enne \ dȯi-ˈ(y)en , dwä-ˈyen \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of doyenne

: a woman who is a doyen

Examples of doyenne in a Sentence

  1. the doyenne of the fashion industry

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Origin and Etymology of doyenne

French, feminine of doyen


DOYENNE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of doyenne for English Language Learners

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


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