Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “doyen”

See all translations

doyen

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈdɔɪ.en/ /dwaɪˈen/ us  
the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected person of all the people involved in a particular type of work
Translations of “doyen”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某一領域內的)老前輩,老專家…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某一领域内的)老前辈,老专家…
(Definition of doyen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of doyen?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More