See also: début and Debüt

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Etymology

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From French début, from Middle French, derivative of débuter (to move, begin), from dé- + but (mark, goal), from Old French but (aim, goal, end, target), from Old French butte (mound, knoll, target), from Frankish *but (stump, log), or from Old Norse bútr (log, stump, butt); both from Proto-Germanic *butą (end, piece), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewd- (to beat, push). Cognate with Old English butt (tree stump). More at butt.

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debut (plural debuts)

  1. A performer's first performance to the public, in sport, the arts or some other area.
    • 2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Liverpool's performance - despite a defensive injury crisis that saw a promising debut for teenage academy graduate John Flanagan - was a resounding advert for Kenny Dalglish to be given the manager's job on a permanent basis.
    • 2016 September 29, Jason Keller, Eberle-McDavid-Lucic line debuts in Oilers pre-season loss to Canucks, CBC (Canada):
      Hulking defenceman Gudbranson, who came to Vancouver in a trade with the Florida Panthers last May, scored in his debut for the Canucks.
  2. (also attributive) The first public presentation of a theatrical play, motion picture, opera, musical composition, dance, or other performing arts piece.
    Coordinate term: sophomore
    Since making its debut two years ago, the program has gained cult status.
    their long-anticipated debut album
  3. The first appearance of a debutante in society.
  4. (Philippines) The coming-of-age celebration of a woman's eighteenth birthday.

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  • British English favours "on one's debut" where North American English favours "in one's debut" in sense "during"; see quotations above.

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debut (third-person singular simple present debuts, present participle debuting, simple past and past participle debuted)

  1. (transitive, chiefly US) to formally introduce, as to the public
    Amalgamated Software Systems debuted release 3.2 in Spring of 2004.
  2. (intransitive) to make one's initial formal appearance
    Release 3.2 debuted to mixed reviews in Spring of 2004.
    • 2020 April 8, “Fleet News: News in Brief”, in RAIL, page 29:
      The nine-car electric unit debuted on the 0630 Newcastle-London King's Cross.

Descendants

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  • Cantonese: 地標地标 (dei6 biu1)

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debut m (plural debuts)

  1. debut (a performer's first appearance in public)
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Czech

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Borrowed from French début.

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debut m inan

  1. debut
    Synonym: počátek

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  • debut in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • debut in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

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From French début (debut).

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debut c (singular definite debuten or debut'en, plural indefinite debuter or debut'er)

  1. debut

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Indonesian

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Etymology 1

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From Dutch debuut, from French début, from Middle French, derivative of desbuter (to move, begin), from des- + but (mark, goal), from Old French but (aim, goal, end, target), either from Old French butte (mound, knoll, target), from Frankish *but (stump, log), or from Old Norse bútr (log, stump, butt); both from Proto-Germanic *butą (end, piece), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewd- (to beat, push).

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début (first-person possessive debutku, second-person possessive debutmu, third-person possessive debutnya)

  1. debut
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Etymology 2

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Onomatopoeic

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dêbut (plural debut-debut, first-person possessive debutku, second-person possessive debutmu, third-person possessive debutnya)

  1. hiss, sizzle, farting noise
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Norwegian Bokmål

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From French début.

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debut m (definite singular debuten, indefinite plural debuter, definite plural debutene)

  1. a debut
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Norwegian Nynorsk

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From French début.

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debut m (definite singular debuten, indefinite plural debutar, definite plural debutane)

  1. a debut
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Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French début.

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debut n (plural debuturi)

  1. debut
  2. outbreak

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French début (debut).

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  • IPA(key): /deˈbu/ [d̪eˈβ̞u]
    • Rhymes: -u
  • IPA(key): (spelling pronunciation) /deˈbut/ [d̪eˈβ̞ut̪]
    • Rhymes: -ut
    • Syllabification: de‧but

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debut m (plural debuts)

  1. debut
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Swedish

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From French début (first throw or shot in a ball game).

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debut c

  1. a debut

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Declension of debut 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative debut debuten debuter debuterna
Genitive debuts debutens debuters debuternas
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