deb·​u·​tant ˈde-byu̇-ˌtänt How to pronounce debutant (audio)
: one making a debut (see debut entry 1)

Examples of debutant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Masters debutant Ludvig Åberg finished second at 7-under. Brad Thomas, NBC News, 14 Apr. 2024 From Brentford to Luton Town, Huddersfield Town to Blackpool no Premier League debutant from the past decade, who must have felt the gap unbridgeable, has called for the parachute payments to be axed. Zak Garner-Purkis, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024 Jules Kounde is still the right back, as Ronald Araujo isn't rested as originally suspected and will partner recent Spain debutant Pau Cubarsi in the heart of the back line. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 After a single from Teoscar Hernández — another Dodgers debutant Wednesday — James Outman loaded the bases on another free pass, one of nine walks the Dodgers drew in the game. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2024 There was no joy for playing partner and fellow debutant Hisatsune either. Jack Bantock, CNN, 16 Mar. 2024 Related article Explosive knockouts, unique fighting style and a love for dancing: meet the UFC’s newest debutant, Michael ‘Venom’ Page The 27-year-old Paul, meanwhile, has transitioned from YouTube to professional boxing and has won nine of his 10 fights. Ben Church, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 The goals were scored by two 18-year-olds – first a deflected effort from debutant Lewis Koumas and then a second-half brace by local boy Jayden Danns – as Anfield fell further in love with this new, exciting generation of talent. Ben Church, CNN, 29 Feb. 2024 Last year, Lamine became Barca's youngest debutant in the 21st century when making a short cameo towards the end of a spring win over Real Betis still aged 15. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History


French débutant, from present participle of débuter

First Known Use

circa 1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of debutant was circa 1822

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Cite this Entry

“Debutant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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