EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEBUTANTE
He could no more resist these things than a debutante in her first season.
She's no debutante any more, you know; she's an 'old girl' in her fifth season.
And not one debutante in ten out of a winter ever gets to go!
Not more than one debutante in ten is; Emily was one of the nine.
But she acted so excellently, no one would have supposed her to be a debutante.
I attended this first sitting with the thrill of a debutante going to a ball.
It beats the debutante slink, that came in with narrow skirts.
And, incongruous as it may sound, Clodagh's was the position of the debutante.
Then it was that I became aware that it was not only because I was a debutante that I had been denied.
On the appearance of a debutante, they say, the first question in Boston is, "Is she clever?"
1801, "female stage actress making her first public performance," from fem. of French debutant (q.v.). In reference to a young woman making her first appearance in society, from 1817.