debutant

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Literary debuts are generally terrifying for the debutant. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 Literary debuts are generally terrifying for the debutant. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 Literary debuts are generally terrifying for the debutant. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 Literary debuts are generally terrifying for the debutant. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 Literary debuts are generally terrifying for the debutant. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 Literary debuts are generally terrifying for the debutant. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 FC Cincinnati fielded three 20-year-olds in the contest including Bailey, Frankie Amaya and Alvaro Barreal, another debutant who joined full-team training this week after an August transfer to FCC. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 8 Oct. 2020 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. SI.com, 21 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near debutant

Cite this Entry

“Debutant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debutant. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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