Don’t worry, fluency is not required.
But you can certainly fancy up your vocabulary—and maybe even fluff up your ego—with French flair.
Start by saying the word …
It’s easy to pronounce: doy-en.
Dying to delve into the definition?
Think “grande dame” (also French, but somehow more … matronly).
In my world, doyenne is synonymous with “Queen Bee” and “Head Hencho.” In fact, I dare to dub myself the doyenne here at my farm. I am, after all, the senior woman around these parts.
Where do you get to be the woman in charge? Your office? Garden? Classroom? Kitchen?
Don’t be shy—there is a doyenne in all of us. Dish!