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Origin of debut

1745–55; <French début, derivative of débuter to make the first stroke in a game, make one's first appearance, equivalent to dé-de- + -buter, verbal derivative of but goal; see butt2
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British Dictionary definitions for debut

debut
/ (ˈdeɪbjuː, ˈdɛbjuː) /

noun

  1. the first public appearance of an actor, musician, etc, or the first public presentation of a show
  2. (as modifier)debut album
the presentation of a debutante

verb (intr)

to make a debut

Word Origin for debut

C18: from French début, from Old French desbuter to play first (hence: make one's first appearance), from des- de- + but goal, target; see butt ²
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