debutant

or déb·u·tant

[deb-yoo-tahnt, -yuh-]

Origin of debutant

1815–25; < French débutant, present participle of débuter. See debut, -ant
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debutant

noun
  1. a person who is making a first appearance in a particular capacity, such as a sportsperson playing in a first game for a team
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Word Origin and History for debutant
n.

1824, "male performer or speaker making his first public appearance," from French, noun use of present participle of débuter "to make the first strike" (in billiards, etc.), from debut (see debut).

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