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: one making a debut (see debut entry 1) : debutant
: a young woman making her formal entrance into society
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1801, in the meaning defined above
French débutante, feminine of débutant — see debutant
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: a young upper-class woman who has begun going to special parties where she will meet and be seen by other people from the upper class
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: a young woman making her debut
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