deb

noun
\ ˈdeb How to pronounce deb (audio) \

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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 Presentations: As a sub deb in Apollo, Les Pierrettes and Squires, and as a princess in the Grant Ball of Osiris. NOLA.com, "Meet the Debs: 64 members of the 2017-18 New Orleans Debutante Coterie," 24 June 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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First Known Use of deb

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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