Debutante definition

dĕbyo͝o-tänt, dābyo͝o-
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A girl or woman, typically 16-18 years of age, making a debut, esp. into upper-class society.
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A young woman who makes her first formal appearance in society.
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A young woman making a formal debut into society.
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Noun

Singular:
debutante
Plural:
dbutantes, debutantes

Origin of debutante

  • French débutante feminine present participle of débuter to begin debut

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French débutante.

    From Wiktionary