debutant

noun
deb·​u·​tant | \ ˈde-byu̇-ˌtänt How to pronounce debutant (audio) \

Definition of debutant

: one making a debut (see debut entry 1)

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New manager Roberto Moreno announced his Spain squad last Friday, which included two debutants, as Paris Saint-Germain's Pablo Sarabia earned his first La Roja call-up, alongside Athletic Club defender Unai Nunez. SI.com, "Spain vs Faroe Islands Preview: Where to Watch, Buy Tickets, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 6 Sep. 2019 The big-hitters have come through their opening tests unscathed, though there have been a few headlines along the way, while all four debutants -- Jamaica, Chile, South Africa and Scotland -- have now departed but left their mark nonetheless. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "Women's World Cup: Record-breaking feats, empty seats -- the story so far," 21 June 2019 While Bengaluru was a debutant in the list, Mumbai jumped 14 places, and Chennai inched up two ranks from last year. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Bengaluru ranks a poor 81 among global education hubs—and that’s India’s best," 1 Aug. 2019 Those making the list for first time bask in the achievement; this year's most notable Chinese debutant, smartphone maker Xiaomi, celebrated by doling out $24 million in stock to its 20,000 employees. Fortune, "China’s wobbly giants," 27 July 2019 Fellow centre-back Michalis Kapsis was a debutant under Rehhagel in 2003 at the age of 29, while right-back Giourkas Seitaridis and midfielder Kostas Katsouranis were others new faces. SI.com, "Otto Rehhagel: The 'King' Who Turned 150/1 Greek Outsiders into Champions of Europe," 19 July 2019 Besides Jio, the other debutants in the list include the hypermarket chain DMart ($937 million) at rank 33 and the homegrown FMCG brand Patanjali ($614 million) at 51. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "The latest brand value of their groups reveal the diverging fortunes of the Ambani brothers," 18 July 2019 South Africa, Chile and Scotland are other debutants to exit the tournament at the group stage, but their presence in France has been to the tournament's benefit. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "Women's World Cup: Record-breaking feats, empty seats -- the story so far," 21 June 2019 Instead, all World Cup debutants have now failed to progress to the knockout stages. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "Women's World Cup: Goalkeepers and VAR taking center stage in France," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of debutant

circa 1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for debutant

French débutant, from present participle of débuter

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