Origin of debutante
Examples from the Web for debutante
Before his marriage to the Queen, Philip dated society beauty Osla Benning, a Canadian debutante, whom he met in 1939.
It was a typical Southern upbringing complete with not one, but two debutante balls.
At first glance, Finke, a debutante from Manhattan, is a rarity in this wicked pantheon of secret-sharers.
She had been raised as a debutante, a beautiful, delicate orchid from Vancouver, Canada.
Not more than one debutante in ten is; Emily was one of the nine.Saturday's Child|Kathleen Norris
Two photographers fought for the honour of being permitted to photograph the debutante.The Confession of a Fool|August Strindberg
And, incongruous as it may sound, Clodagh's was the position of the debutante.The Gambler|Katherine Cecil Thurston
It beats the debutante slink, that came in with narrow skirts.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
A debutante, as beautiful as she was clever, was drawing the entire capital to the Comedie Francaise.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete|Madame La Marquise De Montespan
British Dictionary definitions for debutante
Word Origin for debutante
Word Origin and History for debutante
1801, "female stage actress making her first public performance," from fem. of French debutant (q.v.). In reference to a young woman making her first appearance in society, from 1817.