ce·​leb·​u·​tante | \ sə-ˈle-byu̇-ˌtänt How to pronounce celebutante (audio) \

Definition of celebutante

: a debutante who has attracted such media attention as to be considered a celebrity

Examples of celebutante in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But casting directors tried totypecast Murphy into roles similar to the frothy and (initially) shallow and self-seeking celebutante. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 16 June 2021 These two performances led to Love being a New York celebutante of sorts in the late ’80s. Lisawhill, Longreads, 9 July 2019 Amanda Lepore, the transsexual NYC celebutante known the world over for her extensive plastic surgeries, has made a career of turning out iconic looks and performing in clubs across the world. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of celebutante

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for celebutante

blend of celebrity and debutante

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“Celebutante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celebutante. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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