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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On Saturday, this charismatic and confident part-time dentist will manage a squad of World Cup debutants representing a country of around 350,000 people against a two-time champion led by a player who may be the greatest of all time. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Magnitude of Iceland's World Cup Debut vs. Argentina Not Lost on Confident Underdog," 15 June 2018 German referee Deniz Aytekin overturned his original decision not to point to the spot when Federico Chiesa tumbled under the challenge of debutant James Tarkowski. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Vardy: VAR leaves players, fans 'not knowing what is going on'," 28 Mar. 2018 Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 6th minute, the Welshman tapping in home debutant Henrikh Mkhitaryan's cross. SI.com, "Arsenal Debutants Star Against Everton But Ramsey Steals Show With First Ever Hat-Trick," 3 Feb. 2018 Zidane was hurt that day in Seoul, but a squad featuring Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry still managed to get beat by a debutant. Brian Straus, SI.com, "France Keeps Growing Into a World Cup It's Talented Enough to Win," 26 June 2018 Against Croatia, Johnson will face Borna Coric in Friday's opening singles match, followed by Cilic versus Davis Cup debutant Frances Tiafoe. Andrew Dampf, Fox News, "US Davis Cup players try to stay out of Williams controversy," 13 Sep. 2018 Panama manager Hernan Dario Gomez admitted that his team were beaten by the far better side after the World Cup debutants were thrashed 6-1 by England on Sunday. SI.com, "Panama Boss Hernan Dario Gomez Lauds 'Totally Spectacular' England Display in Crushing Defeat," 24 June 2018 Matthijs de Ligt: - 56 games & 6 goals for Ajax - 4 caps for Dutch NT - one of Ajax' captains - youngest debutant for Holland since 1945 - youngest player to ever start a European Final - second-youngest goalscorer in Ajax’ history 18 years of age. SI.com, "'Could be a Good Summer': Tottenham Fans React to News of Possible Toby Alderweireld Replacement," 3 Apr. 2018 This is the third all-European final in the past four World Cups, and Croatia—a debutant at this stage—is the 13th nation to reach a World Cup final. Brian Straus, SI.com, "France vs. Croatia: A First Look at Their World Cup Final Matchup," 11 July 2018

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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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