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doyenne

[ doi-en; French dwa-yen ]
/ dɔɪˈɛn; French dwaˈyɛn /
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noun, plural doy·ennes [doi-enz; French dwa-yen]. /dɔɪˈɛnz; French dwaˈyɛn/.

a woman who is the senior member, as in age or rank, of a group, class, profession, etc.

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Origin of doyenne

1900–05; <French, feminine of doyendoyen

usage note for doyenne

See -enne.
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