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doy·enne

 (doi-ĕn′, dwä-yĕn′)
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doyenne - a woman who is the senior member of a group
elder, senior - a person who is older than you are
Translations

doyenne

[ˈdɔɪen] Ndecana f

doyenne

[dɔɪˈɛn] n (= respected figure) → doyenne f
the doyenne of → la doyenne de

doyenne

nNestorin f; (of diplomatic corps)Doyenne f

doyenne

[dɔɪˈɛn] n the doyenne of (frm) → la decana di
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