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A young, fashionable, and usually wealthy person who is the subject of frequent media attention.

[Blend of celebrity and debutante.]


(sɪˈlɛbjʊˌtɑːnt; -ˌtænt)
a young woman from a wealthy background who becomes a celebrity
[C20: from celeb(rity) + (deb)utante]


(səˈlɛb yʊˌtɑnt)
a person seeking the limelight by associating with celebrities.
[1985–90; b. celebrity and debutante]
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At the same time, as the demand for attention has increased, it has become more acceptable to be the object of unflattering attention, as witness the antics of celebutante Paris Hilton, who has, among other things, had a pornographic tape of herself widely circulated over the Internet.