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 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., 21 Oct. 2019 Literary debuts are generally terrifying for the debutant. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, 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, 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, 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, 11 Aug. 2019 There are four more top debutants on the new album chart. Paul Sexton, Billboard, 20 Sep. 2019 Still, Zagreb gave a painful lesson to Atalanta, thrashing the Italian debutant 4-0. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 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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“Debutant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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