AskDefine | Define doyen

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doyen n : a man who is the senior member of a group; "he is the dean of foreign correspondents" [syn: dean]

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  1. The senior, or eldest male member of a group.

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Extensive Definition

Doyen is a surname. The word doyen, which is doyenne in the feminine grammatical gender, is derived from the French language term for dean, as in Dean (religion) and Dean (education).
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