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debutante (noun) an upper class young woman making her formal first appearance in the society, as introduction.
When a young girl of an upper class family is taken to parties or gatherings of upper class, to be formally introduced to the society, she is a debutante. A debutante is one who makes her first appearance.
- Not many knew that Amanda was a debutante, as she moved about in the party and talked to people with confidence and self-assurance, rather rare for one, entering the society for the first time.
- Sharon had all the nervousness of a debutante, as she entered the party along with her parents. To be found for the first time in the midst of such a gathering of the wealthy and the successful unnerved her.