Debs

[debz]

deb

[deb]
noun
  1. Informal. a debutante.

Origin of deb

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening
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Related Words for debs

debutante, patrician, noble, deb, Brahmin, gentleperson

Examples from the Web for debs

Historical Examples of debs

  • These were the essential parts of the speech which Debs made at Canton.

    The Debs Decision

    Scott Nearing

  • When they reached the village she halted before the low roof of Debs's cottage.

  • My name is Desborough—do you understand—do you hear me, Mr. Debs?

  • Debs pointed to these same contracts as the cause of defeat.

    The I.W.W.

    Paul Frederick Brissenden

  • Debs insists that "DeLeon did not 'capture' the organization and Debs is not 'disgusted' with it."

    The I.W.W.

    Paul Frederick Brissenden


British Dictionary definitions for debs

Debs

noun
  1. Eugene Victor. 1855–1926, US labour leader; five times Socialist presidential candidate (1900–20)

deb

noun
  1. informal short for debutante
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Word Origin and History for debs

deb

n.

slang shortening of debutante, by 1920.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper