Wednesday, August 29, 2001
Definitions for doyen
- The senior member of a body or group.
- One who is knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a result of long experience in some field of endeavor.
- A woman who is a doyen.
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Citations for doyen
Two dozen reporters, led by Helen Thomas of United Press International, the seventy-six-year-old doyenne of the press corps, filed into the room.
Christian Dior, doyen of fashion, introduced the New Look for women, with long flowing skirts and a strong emphasis on nonpractical femininity.