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deb

[deb] /dɛb/
noun
1.
Informal. a debutante.
Origin of deb
1915-1920
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20; by shortening

deb.

1.
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  • deb will not mind me; she knows how Aunt Madge will love to have me.

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  • “Patience, deb,” said Diggory, showing a heavy leathern bag.

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  • “Much harm would that have been,” retorted Mrs. deb, tossing her head.

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  • deb was allowed to ran out in the garden, and the door was closed.

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  • On reaching home, the first person I encountered was Aunt deb.

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British Dictionary definitions for deb

deb

/dɛb/
noun
1.
(informal) short for debutante

deb.

abbreviation
1.
debenture
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Word Origin and History for deb
n.

slang shortening of debutante, by 1920.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for deb

deb

noun

  1. A debutante (1920+)
  2. A member of a girl's street gang: The Assassins were organized with sub-gangs of ''debs'' (1940s+ Street gang)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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