What is another word for debutante?

Pronunciation: [dˌɛbjuːtˈɑːnte͡ɪ] (IPA)

A debutante is a young woman who makes her formal debut into society. She is often presented to society at a formal ball or tea where she is introduced to eligible bachelors and established members of high society. Although debutante is the most common term used to describe these young women, there are several other synonyms for the word. Some of these synonyms include belle, socialite, aristocrat, debutante queen, debutante royalty, coming-out queen, and cotillion queen. While each of these words may have slightly different connotations or nuances, all of them refer to a young woman who is being introduced to society and seeking to establish herself within high social circles.

Synonyms for Debutante:

What are the hypernyms for Debutante?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Debutante

Now, down the rocky, half-broken trail she picked her way as daintily as any debutante tiptoeing down a great stairway to the ballroom.
"Riders of the Silences"
Max Brand
On the appearance of a debutante, they say, the first question in Boston is, "Is she clever?"
"Border and Bastille"
George A. Lawrence
A happy chance made him meet Korolenko, who took a great interest in the "debutante" writer.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists"
Serge Persky

Famous quotes with Debutante

  • I broke my nose in gym when a ball hit me. I took a girl to her debutante ball the next week wearing a tux and a big, honking bandage. Not the romantic night she had in mind.
    Wentworth Miller
  • I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.
    Gene Tierney
  • Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, they're from Georgia. But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin'. And if we have an opinion, you know you're gonna hear it.
    Ashley Judd

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