Vocabulary: doyenne


Title: House Rules
Author: Jodi Picoult
Sentence: And off goes my mother, champion of the confused, doyenne of the dense.
Page: 26

Word: doyenne
Definition:
  • A woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group.
  • female version of doyen, A man who is the eldest or senior member of a group.
  • [Probably from Old French doien]
   Source: The Free Dictionary

I like the sound of ‘doyenne of the dense’

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