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  • n. A young, usually female socialite, especially one of limited accomplishment, who is the focus of sufficient media attention and public interest to be regarded as a celebrity.

Etymologies

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Blend of celebrity and debutante. Reportedly coined by Walter Winchell in 1939.

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