[deb-yoo-tahnt, -tant]
a young woman making a debut into society.
Also, débutante.

1795–1805; < French; feminine of débutant debutant

postdebutante, noun, adjective Unabridged
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debutante (ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt, -ˌtænt)
1.  a young woman of upper-class background who is presented to society, usually at a formal ball
2.  a girl or young woman regarded as being upper-class, wealthy, and of a frivolous or snobbish social set
[C19: from French, from débuter to lead off in a game, make one's first appearance; see debut]

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Word Origin & History

1801, "female stage actress making her first public performance," from Fr. fem. of debutant (q.v.). In ref. to a young woman making her first appearance in society, from 1817.
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Example sentences
Yesterday was crowded with debutante teas, followed in many instances by dancing.
Her friends are also overly obsessed with a debutante pageant.
The debutante at this ball was an operating system with a graphical user interface.
The resin-heavy broth transforms would-be standard pub fare into a debutante's delight of a dinner.
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