debut

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See also: début and Debüt

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (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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Noun[edit]

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. 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.
  3. The first appearance of a debutante in society.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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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Verb[edit]

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.

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debut m (plural debuts)

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

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French début.

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debut m

  1. debut

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French début (debut).

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debut m (plural debutes)

  1. debut

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

debut c

  1. a debut

Declension[edit]

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

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