Definition of debutant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdebyəˌtänt/


A person making a first appearance in a career or in fashionable society.
Example sentences
  • York Wasps were forced to field no fewer than seven debutants against league leaders Leigh last night and paid the price with the biggest home defeat in their history.
  • Jim Leishman's team may be European debutants, but they were also the third-best side in Scotland last season.
  • The back three work as a single entity and if a debutant full-back has an experienced mate alongside him, that can only help him.


Early 19th century: from French débutant 'leading off', from the verb débuter.

Words that rhyme with debutant


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Syllabification: deb·u·tant

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