deb

noun
\ ˈdeb How to pronounce deb (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The debutante fashion show is a requirement for the girls to complete the personal development part of the 16-month deb program. Jane Napier Neely, latimes.com, "The Valley Line: Debutante fashion show takes to the runway with pink theme," 3 June 2019 Richardson delves into a variety of fascinating deb scenes, including African-American traditions dating back to Reconstruction. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 19 Nov. 2019 Doing an outstanding job as commentators for the show were Nareh Derhartounian and Sammy Aydin, who were part of the 2018 deb group. Jane Napier Neely, latimes.com, "The Valley Line: Debutante fashion show takes to the runway with pink theme," 3 June 2019 Whether a deb plans to wear her dress again at her wedding, or realizes a strapless A-line gown really doesn’t fit her personality, there is definitely some practicality to the white-gown tradition. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, "8 Things Only Southern Debutantes Understand," 2 Feb. 2017 To help prepare them, the ball’s year-long Mentor Program matches each girl with a past deb who has attended the same college or university and shares an interest in the same profession or avocation. Joanne Davidson, The Denver Post, "Seen: Participants announced for Denver Debutante Ball," 24 Feb. 2017 Whether a deb plans to wear her dress again at her wedding, or realizes a strapless A-line gown really doesn’t fit her personality, there is definitely some practicality to the white-gown tradition. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, "8 Things Only Southern Debutantes Understand," 1 May 2017

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Deb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deb. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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