debutant

noun
deb·u·tant | \ˈde-byu̇-ˌtänt \

Definition of debutant 

: one making a debut (see debut entry 1)

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The Brazilian debutant was at the heart of all the good things Newcastle were doing and his deep cross in the 39th minute was almost headed in by Ciaran Clark, but Pope managed to tip it over the crossbar. SI.com, "Newcastle 1-1 Burnley: Magpies Rue Missed Chances After Anti Mike Ashley Protest," 31 Jan. 2018 Kane certainly proved his top striker credentials against Panama, becoming the first England player since Gary Lineker to score a World Cup hat-trick as England ran out 6-1 winners against the Central American tournament debutants. SI.com, "Cesc Fabregas Triggers Backlash From Tottenham Fans With 'Big Club' Joke About Harry Kane," 24 June 2018 Four years on from heartbreak in the 2014 World Cup final in Rio, Argentina's journey of redemption begins in Moscow against debutants Iceland on Saturday. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Argentina vs Iceland - Recent Form, Stats, Team News & More," 15 June 2018 Donnarumma also has six caps for Italy - after becoming the country's youngest debutant at 17-years-old - taking over the reigns from legend Gianluigi Buffon. SI.com, "Gianluigi Donnarumma Could Spend His Entire Career at Milan, According to Agent Raiola," 30 May 2018 Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Tom Carroll and debutant Daniel James added more goals after halftime to complete Swansea's biggest FA Cup win. USA TODAY, "FA Cup: Swansea wins 8-1, Huddersfield sets up Man U match," 6 Feb. 2018 But Gómez feels that his side can take some positives from their first ever match at a World Cup, insisting that their defeat at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi was a learning curve for the tournament's debutants. SI.com, "Panama Coach Gómez Admits They 'Lost With Dignity' After Belgium Outshine World Cup Debutants," 19 June 2018 Defenders Erik Palmer-Brown and Antonee Robinson and goalkeeper Alex Bono joined Sargent as debutants in the starting lineup, and defender Matt Olosune and midfielder Keatan Parks entered on the second half. Ronald Blum, chicagotribune.com, "Josh Sargent and Tim Weah, both 18, score as U.S. beats Bolivia 3-0 in friendly," 28 May 2018 There were nine World Cup debutants for England in the 2-1 win over Tunisia to open its World Cup in Russia. Ben Nuckols, chicagotribune.com, "England face Panama with shot to secure qualification to Round of 16," 23 June 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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