doyen doyen  /ˈdɔɪ ɪn/


  • (n) a man who is the senior member of a group


  1. After the film screening reporters ran into John Smith, the doyen of movie critics.
  2. Designed by the international architectural doyens, Burj Khalifa is the tallest manmade structure in the world.


  • Neymar-Investing Hedge Fund Doyen Said Backed by Kazakh Family

    A property developer and luxury hotel chain owner are among a small group of investment partners in Doyen Capital LLP, which has made bets on the career of soccer stars Neymar and Radamel Falcao, two people who have worked with the hedge fund said.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. Bin Suroor told "After the King George last year, we took Doyen to Ireland and then to Newmarket for the Champion Stakes and he disappointed so we decided to give him a rest. When he was in Dubai for the winter and until three...
    on Jul 22, 2005 By: Saeed bin Suroor Source:

  2. IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said: "Inkosi Gumede and I travelled a long road together. He was a man of principle, the doyen of community-based politics, and a humble servant of his people."
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Mangosuthu Buthelezi Source: Independent Online

  3. Reflecting on his time in England, Dettori said: "This country has taken me as one of its own children and this was a great milestone for me. It was a relief when Nightfall won, because I didn't really want the extra pressure of Doyen being the one...
    on Jul 25, 2004 By: Frankie Dettori Source:

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