Debs

[ debz ]
/ dɛbz /
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noun

Eugene Victor,1855–1926, U.S. labor leader: Socialist candidate for president 1900–20.

Definition for debs (2 of 2)

deb

[ deb ]
/ dɛb /

noun

Informal. a debutante.

Origin of deb

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for debs (1 of 2)

Debs

/ (dɛbz) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for debs (2 of 2)

deb

/ (dɛb) /

noun

informal short for debutante
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Word Origin and History for debs

deb


n.

slang shortening of debutante, by 1920.

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