from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of doyen.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The 'doyens' are deemed as such because they are either widely heard or read, or have such a long history within the region that you cannot help but hearing of them.

  • The ones who, effortlessly, rise to the creme de la crème of their chosen sport - the ones we call "doyens".

    The Roar - Your Sports Opinion

  • He told the assembled doyens and divas who constituted the celebrated Cambridge History of Political Thought school, for example, that there were simply too many of them.

    A Combatant in the Battle of Ideas

  • The fashion curator Judith Clark and the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips have used this little-known repository to create The Concise Dictionary of Dress, produced by the doyens of site-specific work, Artangel.

    The Real Thing; The Concise Dictionary of Dress

  • A letter followed, as was the style at the time, and the Roker Park doyens quickly had to call the painters in to reletter the rows.

    World Cup special: part five – Who had the most error-strewn World Cup?

  • A few weeks ago, at the Old Bailey, I bumped into one of the doyens of court reporting, David St George.

    Press 'gangsters in disguise' spin crime

  • Sir Craig Reedie, one of the doyens of British Olympianism and an International Olympic Committee member, added his dismay that current plans do not seem to include the National Olympic Committee.

    British Olympic Authority demands role in merged body

  • There comes one of the doyens of the financial establishment, Charles Munger, the Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and long time associate of Warren Buffett, having told University of Michigan students but a week before that "we shouldn't be bitching about a little bail out" of the banks.

    Raymond J. Learsy: Krugman Takes On the Angry Rich But Misses Their Pompous Pieties

  • If every bull market has its intellectual doyens, Burton Malkiel -- author of the 1973 book, "A Random Walk Down Wall Street" -- was certainly one of them during the stock market's dizzying run over nearly two decades starting in 1982.

    A Far From Random Walk From The Stock Market

  • So were such doyens of the U.S. foreign policy establishment as Fareed Zakaria and Francis Fukuyama.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.