doyenne


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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.]
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doyenne - a woman who is the senior member of a group
elder, senior - a person who is older than you are
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Translations

doyenne

[ˈdɔɪen] Ndecana f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

doyenne

[dɔɪˈɛn] n (= respected figure) → doyenne f
the doyenne of → la doyenne de
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

doyenne

nNestorin f; (of diplomatic corps)Doyenne f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

doyenne

[dɔɪˈɛn] n the doyenne of (frm) → la decana di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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And now Gwyneth Paltrow, that doyenne of relationships experts, reckons couples should all try an "intimacy coach".
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A meal is more than sustenance, says the Food Network Canada star and cookbook author, who has transformed from accomplished chef into domestic doyenne. Her latest book, The Inviting Life, focuses on the undervalued skills of entertaining and homemaking, which she considers strong leadership roles in disguise.
Directed by Tina Gordon, Little centres on selfish technology company doyenne Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall), who mistreats staff, especially her long-suffering personal assistant, April (Issa Rae).
SHARK TANK star and real estate doyenne Barbara Corcoran turned out to support auction firm Concierge Auctions.
The signature cake of the 83-year-old doyenne of TV cookery won 33% of the vote, with former favourites carrot cake and Victoria sponge lagging on 31% and 26% respectively.
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Meanwhile, Kristin (Britt Robertson) continues to rebuff proposals from her stand-up comedian beau, Zack (Jack Whitehall), due to her stilted relationship with her mum - home shopping doyenne Miranda Collins (Julia Roberts).
..PR DOYENNE Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) is on the skids financially and she continues to clash with strait-laced daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha).