celebutante

[ suh-leb-yoo-tahnt ]
/ səˈlɛb yʊˌtɑnt /

noun

a person seeking the limelight through association with celebrities.

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Origin of celebutante

1985–90; blend of celebrity and debutante
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British Dictionary definitions for celebutante

celebutante
/ (sɪˈlɛbjʊˌtɑːnt, -ˌtænt) /

noun

a young woman from a wealthy background who becomes a celebrity

Word Origin for celebutante

C20: from celeb (rity) + (deb) utante
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