debutante

[ deb-yoo-tahnt, -tant ]SEE DEFINITION OF debutante

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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?"

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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