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November 5th, 2008, 6:26 PM
What is a debutante,and what do they do? I've heard the expression but don't really know. Is it a plce where people learn formal etiquette?

November 5th, 2008, 6:28 PM
a young woman making her formal entrance into society

Straight off of Merriam Webster Online. I really didn't know either until you mentioned it.

November 5th, 2008, 6:30 PM
a young woman making her formal entrance into society

I'd laugh if this described Paris Hilton.

Little Lulu
November 5th, 2008, 6:42 PM
Google, Wikipedia, Dictionary.com...

A debutante (deb or presentation ball) (from the French débutante, "female beginner") is a young lady from an aristocratic or upper class family who has reached the age of maturity, and as a new adult, is introduced to society at a formal presentation known as her "debut" or "coming out". Originally, it meant the young woman was eligible for marriage, and part of the purpose was to display her to eligible bachelors and their families with a view to marriage within a select upper class circle. This traditional event varies by region, but is typically referred to as a debutante ball if it is for a group of debutantes. A lone debutante might have her own "coming-out party", or she might have a party with a sister or other close relative.An upper class female being introduced to society; another excuse for rich people to celebrate.

November 5th, 2008, 9:43 PM
As clearly demonstrated by these helpful members, you should learn how to use google, or at the very least a dictionary.

Kids these days.