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

Definition of debutant

: one making a debut (see debut entry 1)

Examples of debutant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once a debutant at the age of just 16, Gomes enjoyed a promising pre-season during the summer and has been involved three times in all competitions so far this season., "Man Utd 'Close' to Securing New Contract for Talented Youngster Angel Gomes," 21 Oct. 2019 Literary debuts are generally terrifying for the debutant. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, "‘Mysterious and Infinitely Solitary’," 8 Apr. 2020 Kerr's ability to take the stresses of leadership in her stride will be put to the test in Montpellier on Thursday against a Brazil team which put three goals past debutants Jamaica in its opening match. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "Sam Kerr: The football prodigy who became Australia's million dollar player," 11 June 2019 After Dinamo Zagreb surprised Italian debutant Atalanta 4-0 in the other game, City’s chances of qualifying top of Group C only increased. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man City cruises to win over Shakhtar in Champions League," 18 Sep. 2019 Two goals from Marcus Rashford and one each from Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James helped the Reds to a comfortable 4-0 victory in the Premier League's standout fixture from the opening weekend. George Ramsay, CNN, "Chelsea humbled by Manchester United on Premier League opening weekend," 11 Aug. 2019 There are four more top debutants on the new album chart. Paul Sexton, Billboard, "Singer-Songwriter Sam Fender Adds U.K. No. 1 Album Debut to 2019 BRIT Award," 20 Sep. 2019 Still, Zagreb gave a painful lesson to Atalanta, thrashing the Italian debutant 4-0. San Diego Union-Tribune, "PSG, Man City shine in Champions League; big names struggle," 18 Sep. 2019 With that appearance on the weekend, Fati became the second-youngest ever Blaugrana debutant., "Barcelona Admit Lionel Messi Injury Recovery Taking Longer Than Expected But Deny 'Relapse' Reports," 28 Aug. 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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Cite this Entry

“Debutant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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