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English definition of “doyenne”

doyenne

noun [C usually singular]     /dɔɪˈen/ /dwaɪˈen/
the oldest , most experienced , and often most respected woman involved in a particular type of work : The party was held in honour of Vivienne Westwood, that doyenne of British fashion .Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy peoplePosition and status in groups and organizationsExperts and specialists
(Definition of doyenne noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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