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doyen

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɔɪən
 
, ˈdwɑːjã
 
/

Definition of doyen in English:

noun

The most respected or prominent person in a particular field: he became the doyen of British physicists
More example sentences
  • Madurai produced several doyens in different fields in the past and so it will in the years to come.
  • This May will see the seventh edition of the music festival, once again bringing doyens of the field to the Capital.
  • Then a doyen of the field turned up with a costume, wand and scent.

Origin

late 17th century: via French from Old French deien (see dean1).

Words that rhyme with doyen

Illinoisan, Iroquoian

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