WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
doy•en /dɔɪˈɛn, ˈdɔɪən, dwɑˈyɛn/USA pronunciation n. [countable],pl. doy•ens
    /dɔɪˈɛnz, ˈdɔɪənz, dwɑˈyɛn/.USA pronunciation
    the senior man, as in age or experience, of a group or profession:He was the doyen of the press corps in Moscow.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

doyen /ˈdɔɪən; French: dway/ n
  1. the senior member of a group, profession, or society
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Late Latin decānus leader of a group of ten; see dean

doyenne /dɔɪˈɛn; French: dwajɛn/ fem n



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