doyenne(redirected from doyennes)
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A woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group.
[French, feminine of doyen, senior member; see doyen.]
doy•enne(dɔɪˈɛn; Fr. dwaˈyɛn)
n., pl. doy•ennes (dɔɪˈɛnz; Fr. dwaˈyɛn)
a woman who is the senior member of a group, profession, etc.
[1900–05; < French, feminine of doyen doyen]
usage: See -enne.