An automobile company that will debut a new hybrid model next fall; a series that debuted on network television.
When your new band gives its first ever performance, this is an example of debut.
An example of a debut is the launch of a new product where the product is introduced to the world for the first time.
Since making its debut two years ago, the program has gained cult status.
Amalgamated Software Systems debuted release 3.2 in Spring of 2004.
Release 3.2 debuted to mixed reviews in Spring of 2004.
The debut of a new foreign policy.
Origin of debut
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French début, from Middle French, derivative of débuter (“to move, begin”), from dé- + but (“mark, goal”), from Old French but (“aim, goal, end, target”), from Old French butte (“mound, knoll, target”), from Frankish *but (“stump, log”), or from Old Norse bútr (“log, stump, butt”); both from Proto-Germanic *butą (“end, piece”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeud- (“to beat, push”). Cognate with Old English butt (“tree stump”). More at butt.