from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A subdebutante.


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  • Small as she is, she's been further laced into a tiny black corset, which compresses her waist now to the diameter of a brandy bottle and pushes pre-subdeb breasts up into little white crescents.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • "Oh, that drip," say the subdeb trolls about those who are not as hep, "he just isn't out-of-the-tree about anything. '"

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • AN INCIDENT IN THE TRANSVESTITES 'TOILET A small ape or orangutan, holding something behind his back, comes sidling unobserved among net-stockinged legs, bobby sox rolled down to loop under ankle bones, subdeb beanies tucked into rayon aquamarine waist-sashes.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Creation of machine-readable version: Digitized by Cardinalis Etext Press, C.E.K., posted to Wiretap July 1993, as subdeb. text.

    Bab: A Sub-Deb


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