Doyen is a surname. The word doyen (doyenne in the feminine grammatical gender) is derived from the French term for dean, e.g. Dean (religion) and Dean ...
noun doy·enne \dȯi-ˈ(y)en, dwä-ˈyen\. : a woman who has a lot of experience in or knowledge about a particular profession, subject, etc. How many of these ...
A female doyen. The senior, or eldest female member of a group. Helen Thomas
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A woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group. [French, feminine of doyen, senior member; see doyen.] American Heritage® Dictionary of the English ...
The most respected or prominent woman in a particular field:. Meaning, pronunciation and example sentences, English to English reference content.