WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
deb•u•tante ordéb•u•tante /ˈdɛbyʊˌtɑnt/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]

    a young woman receiving her first formal introduction into society.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

debutante /ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt -ˌtænt/ n
  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
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, from débuter to lead off in a game, make one's first appearance; see debut



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