doyenne doyenne

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  • His mother is Mary Martin, who is, along with Ethel Merman, doyenne of Broadway musicals.

News

  1. Paula Deen Clarifies: She Used the N-Word to Describe a Bad Black Guy

    TMZ has just released a partial transcript of the deposition in which the doyenne of diabetes, celebrity chef Paula Deen, reveals that "of course" she has thrown around racial slurs once or twice in her life. But only when she was talking about a black guy who robbed her. And maybe when repeating something that was said to her. Or maybe when relaying a conversation between black people. Or maybe ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Gawker

  2. The Quotable Martha Stewart: Some wisdom from decorating doyenne and...

    Some wisdom from decorating doyenne and Match.com shill Martha Stewart: "Use your homes as your laboratories," she advised recently at Manhttan's 92nd Street Y, where she participated in an on-stage chat with Bravo's Andy Cohen. "Edit and put together a...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Curbed

Quotes

  1. Benedict told Girau: "They tell me that you are the doyenne of Cagliari."
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Jay explains in the book, "To record the death of my dice, I called Rosamond Purcell, doyenne of decaying objects, photographer of taxidermological specimens, memorist of Wunderkammern. Her studio in Cambridge is bedizened with objets trouves (found...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Ricky Jay Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  3. In the foreword to her newly released autobiography,Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya: The Art of Costume Design (Harper Collins),Attenborough calls her "the revered doyenne of Indian costume designers".Anybody who has seen her body of work - Nadira's...
    on Feb 27, 2010 By: Richard Attenborough Source: Times of India

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