coryfee

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French coryphée, from Latin coryphaeus, from Ancient Greek κορυφαῖος (koruphaîos, leader of the chorus).

Noun[edit]

coryfee m (plural coryfeeën, diminutive coryfeetje n)

  1. (originally rare) coryphaeus, leader of the chorus in Classical Greek theatre
  2. performing star artist, compare coryphée
  3. one who excels in some discipline
  4. figurehead
  5. (Netherlands) prominent formerly active member of an organisation, in particular of a political party

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