The most respected or prominent person in a particular field: he became the doyen of British physicists
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- 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.
late 17th century: via French from Old French deien (see dean1).
Definition of doyen in:
- The US English dictionary