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 (dĕb′yo͝o-tänt′, dā′byo͞o-)
A young woman making a formal debut into society.

[French débutante, feminine present participle of débuter, to begin; see debut.]


(ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt; -ˌtænt)
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debutante - a young woman making her debut into societydebutante - a young woman making her debut into society
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"


débutante [ˈdebjuːtɑ̃ːnt] Njoven f que se presenta en sociedad, debutante f


[ˈdɛbjʊtɑːnt] ndébutante fdebut appearance n [actor, player] → première apparition fdebut single n [singer, group] → premier single m


nDebütantin f


[ˈdɛbjuːtɑːnt] ndebuttante f
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