noun, plural doy·ens [doi-enz, doi-enz; French dwa-yan] /dɔɪˈɛnz, ˈdɔɪ ɛnz; French dwaˈyɛ̃/.
Origin of doyen
Examples from the Web for doyen
The details of this doyen club will be found in its proper place, p. 99 et seq.
The Emperor made a suitable reply in Chinese which was translated by the Doyen's interpreter.Two Years in the Forbidden City|The Princess Der Ling
The doyen of the street is Mr. Henry R. Hill, whose two shops are at the extreme east end of the street.The Book-Hunter in London|William Roberts
So much was made of it that our doyen, M. Got, came to beg me not to make such a scandal, as it reflected on the Comdie Franaise.My Double Life|Sarah Bernhardt
It is therefore the doyen par excellence, and its rules and orders as carried out in its early days are original and entertaining.