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


a person seeking the limelight through association with celebrities.

Nearby words

celebrated, celebrated jumping frog of calaveras county, the, celebration, celebratory, celebrity, celebutante, celeriac, celerity, celery, celery cabbage, celery pine

Origin of celebutante

1985–90; blend of celebrity and debutante Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for celebutante

  • The celebutante was one of the beautiful people famous for being famous.

    9 Great Celebrity Comebacks|The Daily Beast Video|April 15, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for celebutante


/ (sɪˈlɛbjʊˌtɑːnt, -ˌtænt) /


a young woman from a wealthy background who becomes a celebrity

Word Origin for celebutante

C20: from celeb (rity) + (deb) utante
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012