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Definition of "doyenne" [doy•enne]

  • A woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doyenne" in a sentence
  • "Huffington Post's co-founder Arianna Huffington, is often described as the doyenne of the liberal political commentary in the United States and is a regular fixture on the cable TV news circuit opining on political news of the day."
  • "Who actually thinks Andrea Mitchell is a "doyenne" of the left?"
  • "The "doyenne" of the fawning press corps was also shown going after President Reagan on the trumped-up "Iran-Contra" case."