Doyen is a surname. The word doyen is derived from the French term for dean,
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a woman who has a lot of experience in or knowledge about a particular profession, subject, etc. Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Examples: ...
Borrowing from French
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 ...
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Sep 13, 2016