doyenne

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noun doy·enne \dȯi-ˈ(y)en, dwä-ˈyen\

Definition of doyenne

  1. :  a woman who is a doyen

Examples of doyenne in a sentence

  1. 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

doyenne

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noun doy·enne \dȯi-ˈ(y)en, dwä-ˈyen\

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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