Grande-dame



[gran dam, deym; French grahnd dam] /ˈgræn ˈdæm, ˈdeɪm; French grɑ̃d ˈdam/

noun, plural grandes dames
[gran damz, deymz; French grahnd dam] /ˈgræn ˈdæmz, ˈdeɪmz; French grɑ̃d ˈdam/ (Show IPA)
1.
a usually elderly woman of dignified or aristocratic bearing.
2.
a woman who is the doyenne of a specific field:
a grande dame of the American theater.
/ɡrɑ̃d dam/
noun
1.
a woman regarded as the most experienced, prominent, or venerable member of her profession, etc: the grande dame of fashion

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