doyenne

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Borrowing from French doyenne.

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doyenne ‎(plural doyennes)

  1. A female doyen.
  2. The senior or eldest female member of a group, especially one who is most or highly respected.
    Helen Thomas is frequently referred to as "the doyenne of the White House press corps."
  3. A woman who is highly experienced and knowledgeable in a particular field, subject, or line of work; expert

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Noun[edit]

doyenne f ‎(plural doyennes)

  1. The oldest woman.
    Jeanne Calment, la doyenne de l' humanité.

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