nounBritish • humorous
- A female leader, especially an autocratic one: the leaderene went down with a satisfying thump, her spiked coronet falling offMore example sentences
- Indeed the leaderene regarded television to be dominated by the unions and grossly overmanned.
- Meanwhile, and further afield, the tremors resonating from the leaderene's misstep have been recorded on the outrage scale.
1980s (originally a humorous or ironic name for Margaret Thatcher): from leader + -ene, on the pattern of female given names such as Marlene.