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a celebrity who is well known in fashionable society; a blend of celebrity and debutante


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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