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French débutante feminine present participle of débuter to begin debut
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French débutante.
Would she really enjoy an elegant debutante ball?
But it was inevitable that the beautiful young debutante should attract attention from the eligible young men of the Court.
Edwina Sheffield is considered the most beautiful debutante of the current season.
Played by Rebecca Budig on and off since 1999, Greenlee has certainly earned her reputation as troublemaker, ingénue, debutante, and diva.
Traditionally, a debutante ball or coming out party marked a young girl's entry into society.
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