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A young woman making a formal debut into society.
[French débutante, feminine present participle of débuter, to begin; see debut.]
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
[C19: from French, from débuter to lead off in a game, make one's first appearance; see debut]
or déb•u•tante(ˈdɛb yʊˌtɑnt)
a young woman making a debut into society.
[1795–1805; < French; feminine of débutant]
n → Debütantin f