deb·​u·​tant | \ˈde-byu̇-ˌtänt \

Definition of debutant 

: one making a debut (see debut entry 1)

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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., "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., "'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,, "France vs. Croatia: A First Look at Their World Cup Final Matchup," 11 July 2018 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., "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., "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., "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., "Gianluigi Donnarumma Could Spend His Entire Career at Milan, According to Agent Raiola," 30 May 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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