Definition of Debutante

1. Noun. A young woman making her debut into society.

Exact synonyms: Deb
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman



Definition of Debutante

1. Noun. a young woman who makes her first formal appearance in society ¹

2. Noun. (rare spelling of débutante) ¹

3. Noun. A female who débuts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Debutante

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Debutante

deburred
deburring
deburrs
deburse
debursed
deburses
debursing
debus
debuscope
debuses
debussed
debusses
debussing
debut
debutant
debutante (current term)
debutantes
debutants
debuted
debuting
debuts
debutyration
debye
debye shielding
debye sphere
debyes
dec-
deca-
decaborane
decaboranes

Literary usage of Debutante

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1. A Dictionary of Etiquette: A Guide to Polite Usage for All Social Functions by Walter Cox Green (1904)
"When calling upon a debutante, a man should leave cards for her and her mother, ... The debutante's card should be enclosed with the invitation, ..."

2. The Poets of the Future: A College Anthology by Henry Thomas (1921)
"... debutante FLORENCE M. FERRELL Reed College Little debutante, You are like a kitten With cream on its whiskers — Innocent, demure; And your chic ..."

3. Sharps and Flats by Eugene Field (1900)
"THE debutante HAVE you got the jellies made, mother? Are the sandwiches aufait? Are the salads wrought and the wine all bought For the splurge on New Year's ..."

4. Idle Idyls by Carolyn Wells (1900)
"THE debutante THERE 'S a new heart awaiting a tenant; To whom shall its portals ... There's a happy smile caught in her dimple, That only a debutante shows; ..."

5. Martha Washington by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (1897)
"It is to be regretted that no picture or description has come down to us of the fifteen-year-old debutante in her stiff bodice and flowered petticoat, ..."

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