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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.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛbjuː/, /ˈdeɪbjuː/
- (US) IPA(key): /deɪˈbjuː/
- (Filipino Diaspora) IPA(key): /dɛˈbuː/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /dəˈbʉː/, /ˈdæɪbʉː/, /ˈdæɪbjʉː/
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debut (plural debuts)
- 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:
- 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.
- The first public presentation of a theatrical play, motion picture, opera, musical composition, dance, or other performing arts piece.
- Since making its debut two years ago, the program has gained cult status.
- The first appearance of a debutante in society.
- British English favours "on one's debut" where North American English favours "in one's debut" in sense "during"; see quotations above.
- (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 debuts)
- debut (a performer's first appearance in public)
- a debut
- “debut” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- a debut
- “debut” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
debut m (plural debutes)
- a debut
|Declension of debut|