Etymology
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debut (n.)

"first appearance in public or before society," 1751, from French début "first appearance," a figurative use from débuter "make the first stroke at billiards," also "to lead off at bowls" (a game akin to bowling), 16c., from but "mark, goal," from Old French but "end" (see butt (n.3)). The verb is first attested 1830. Related: Debuted; debuting.

Début can only be pronounced as French, and should not be used by anyone who shrinks from the necessary effort. [Fowler]

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Definitions of debut
1
debut (v.)
present for the first time to the public;
The band debuts a new song or two each month
debut (v.)
appear for the first time in public;
The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out
debut (v.)
make one's debut;
This young soprano debuts next month at the Metropolitan Opera
2
debut (n.)
the act of beginning something new;
they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
Synonyms: introduction / first appearance / launching / unveiling / entry
debut (n.)
the presentation of a debutante in society;
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