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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 *bʰeud- (“to beat, push”). Cognate with Old English butt (“tree stump”). More at butt.
debut (plural debuts)
- A performer's first-time performance to the public.
- Since making its debut two years ago, the program has gained cult status.
2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, BBC Sport:
- 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.
- (transitive, chiefly US) to formally introduce, as to the public
- Amalgamated Software Systems debuted release 3.2 in Spring of 2004.
- (intransitive) to make one's initial formal appearance
- Release 3.2 debuted to mixed reviews in Spring of 2004.
debut m (plural debutes)