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View synonyms for debutante

debutante

or déb·u·tante

[ deb-yoo-tahnt, -tant ]

noun

  1. a young woman making a debut into society.


debutante

/ ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt; -ˌtænt /

noun

  1. a young woman of upper-class background who is presented to society, usually at a formal ball
  2. a girl or young woman regarded as being upper-class, wealthy, and of a frivolous or snobbish social set


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Other Words From

  • post·debu·tante noun adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of debutante1

1795–1805; < French; feminine of débutant debutant

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Word History and Origins

Origin of debutante1

C19: from French, from débuter to lead off in a game, make one's first appearance; see debut

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Example Sentences

Men held these jobs too, but only the women spent their first week of employment being feted like debutantes, welcomed with bouquets of flowers and a formal dinner dance hosted by Watson.

No longer the debutante but the career girl — a bold but safe step forward.

Before his marriage to the Queen, Philip dated society beauty Osla Benning, a Canadian debutante, whom he met in 1939.

The novel, about a young debutante cavorting in New York City in the summer of 1945, was finally published in 2005.

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.

A happy chance made him meet Korolenko, who took a great interest in the "debutante" writer.

Meanwhile the party from the villa were seated in the great concert hall awaiting the appearance of the lovely American debutante.

Nothing will make me blue now that mother has given up making me be a debutante.

With the scarcity of beaux only a girl who was all animation had any show of having a good time in her debutante year.

It beats the debutante slink, that came in with narrow skirts.

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