Definition of doyenne
: a woman who is a doyen
Examples of doyenne in a sentence
the doyenne of the fashion industry
Origin and Etymology of doyenne
French, feminine of doyen
First Known Use: circa 1897
DOYENNE Defined for English Language Learners
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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