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English definition of “doyenne”

doyenne

noun [C usually singular] uk   /dɔɪˈen/ /dwaɪˈen/ us  
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.
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