Debut definition

dā-byo͝o, də-, dābyo͝o
The formal presentation of a young woman to society.
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To present in or make a debut.

An automobile company that will debut a new hybrid model next fall; a series that debuted on network television.

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A first public appearance, as of a performer.
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To present for the first time.
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A first appearance before the public, as of an actor.
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The formal introduction of a young woman into upper-class society.
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To make a debut.
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To debut is defined as to come out in public or be launched in public for the first time.

When your new band gives its first ever performance, this is an example of debut.

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The definition of a debut is the first appearance of someone or something.

An example of a debut is the launch of a new product where the product is introduced to the world for the first time.

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A performer's first-time performance to the public.

Since making its debut two years ago, the program has gained cult status.

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(chiefly US) To formally introduce, as to the public.

Amalgamated Software Systems debuted release 3.2 in Spring of 2004.

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(intransitive) To make one's initial formal appearance.

Release 3.2 debuted to mixed reviews in Spring of 2004.

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The beginning of a course of action.

The debut of a new foreign policy.

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The beginning of a career, course, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
debut
Plural:
dbuts, debuts

Origin of debut

  • French début from débuter to give the first stroke in a game, begin dé- from, away (from Old French de- de–) but goal, target (from Old French butte butt3)

    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.

    From Wiktionary