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    2. (Were you watching Gossip Girl?) "Debs" is short for "debutantes." In Europe and the US, when a girl from a wealthy family is 16-22, she can participate in a debutante ball. A long time ago, a debutante ball is a party where a rich young girl can be introduced to other rich people in society and she can meet potential husbands. Today, debutante balls still exist, but they don't serve the purpose of letting young girls find husbands anymore. Now, debutante balls are simply an opportunity for a wealthy young girl to wear pretty dresses and look nice and be photographed. Anyway, a "debutante" or a "deb" is simply a girl partaking in a debutante ball.

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