Meaning of leaderene in English:


Pronunciation /ˌliːdəˈriːn/


humorous British
  • A female leader, especially an autocratic one.

    ‘the leaderene went down with a satisfying thump, her spiked coronet falling off’
    • ‘Indeed the leaderene regarded television to be dominated by the unions and grossly overmanned.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, and further afield, the tremors resonating from the leaderene's misstep have been recorded on the outrage scale.’


1980s (originally a humorous or ironic name for Margaret Thatcher): from leader + -ene, on the pattern of female given names such as Marlene.