Definition of celebutante in English:

celebutante

noun

  • A celebrity who is well known in fashionable society.

    • ‘If you're an international celebutante and you're going to do something tacky, be sure to do it in London.’
    • ‘Besides Ruffian-clad celebutantes, there were editors, artists, fashion folk, and the ubiquitous Patrick McDonald.’
    • ‘It's going to follow a pair of celebutante cosmetics heiresses who lose their fortune in a corporate scandal, as they launch an investigation to expose the culprit.’
    • ‘The two celebutantes with their obnoxious dispositions are back for season three of The Simple Life tonight.’
    • ‘We'll start with celebutante turned reality TV star Paris Hilton.’
    • ‘And the simple life is not yet over for celebutantes Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.’
    • ‘The invite includes a twirl around the opening night party at the Roxy, so I'll get to hobnob with some wannabe Culture Club kids and celebutantes.’

Origin

1930s: blend of celebrity and debutante.

Pronunciation:

celebutante

/səˈlebyo͝oˌtänt//-yə-/