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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Otherwise the doyen of all sports may not have much of a future.
▪ The doyen of Sydney is the Opera House.
▪ The booklet provides full translations, and an excellent introduction by the doyen of Handel scholars, Winton Dean.
▪ This is the burden of Blalock's views, one of the doyens of causal modelling and quantitative social research.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Doyen \Doy`en"\ (dw[aum]`y[aum]N"), n. [F. See Dean.] Lit., a dean; the senior member of a body or group; as, the doyen of French physicians. ``This doyen of newspapers.''
--A. R. Colquhoun.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., from Middle French doyen "commander of ten," from Old French deien (see dean).


n. 1 (context obsolete English) A commander in charge of ten men. 2 The senior, or eldest male member of a group. 3 (context colloquial English) A leading light, or exemplar of a particular practice or movement.


n. a man who is the senior member of a group; "he is the dean of foreign correspondents" [syn: dean]


Doyen is a surname. The word doyen (doyenne in the feminine grammatical gender) is derived from the French term for dean, e.g. Dean (religion) and Dean (education).

In the English language, its meaning has extended to refer to any senior member of a group, particularly one whose knowledge or abilities exceed that of other members.

Doyen may refer to:

  • Charles A. Doyen (1859–1918) - American Marine Corps officer
  • Gabriel François Doyen (1726–1806) - French painter
  • Gustave Doyen (1827–?) - French painter
  • Louis Doyen - French inventor of Doypack
  • Ross Doyen (1926–2014) -American farmer, rancher, and state legislator
Doyen (horse)

Doyen (foaled 22 April 2000) is a retired Thoroughbred racehorse, who was bred in Ireland but trained in France, Dubai and the United Kingdom during a racing career which lasted from 2002 to 2005. He is best known for winning the 2004 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Usage examples of "doyen".

Prince or Sorcerer, Armiger or Tragamor, Demon or Doyen, which of the endless list you are.

And it was among these notable and austere personagesshort of their customary total by one, for the doyen Chelp had died a few days earlierthat the inventor Yockerbow was summoned to stand today, beneath the interlaced branches of the Doqal Hall, with water plashing underpad.

He consulted often with the doyens who commanded their companies and with merchants whose judgment he respected.

He listened attentively, first calling around him the doyens as well as Lucca and Johannes.

Flandrin, one of the doyens, had been injured, and we had scarcely room to carry them in the carts.

The lure of hazard had drawn all but one other of the club’s doyens from the room, and that one, Lord Petersham, was lost in one of his fits of deep abstraction.

Edward Freeman in 1869, the doyen of comparatively modern writers on the conquest, misread the Carmen, apparently on purpose, to try to conceal that William took any part in the barbarous deed.