subdebutante

noun

sub·​deb·​u·​tante ˌsəb-ˈde-byu̇-ˌtänt How to pronounce subdebutante (audio)
: a young girl who is about to become a debutante
broadly : a girl in her middle teens

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subdebutante was in 1887

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“Subdebutante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subdebutante. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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