- a first public appearance on a stage, on television, etc.
- the first appearance of something, as a new product.
- (of a young woman) a formal introduction and entrance into society, as at an annual ball.
- the beginning of a profession, career, etc.
- to make a debut, as in society or in a performing art: She decided to debut with several other violinists.
- to appear for the first time, as on the market: A new product will debut next month.
- to perform (something) for the first time before an audience: He didn't know when the orchestra would debut his new symphony.
- to place on the market for the first time; introduce.
- of, relating to, or constituting a first appearance: a debut performance; a debut record album.
Origin of debut
Examples from the Web for debuted
Contemporary Examples of debuted
His first feature film, Jellyfish Eyes, debuted last year and was set in a town near a threatening nuclear power plant.Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster
November 28, 2014
Now, Carol Danvers debuted in 1968 as Ms. Marvel, an Air Force officer who crosses paths with Captain Marvel.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes
October 30, 2014
In 2009 Grindr debuted, a dating (or, really, hook-up) app geared towards gay, bi-sexual, and bi-curious men.Swipe Right For Sex: Mixxxer Is Tinder for the Porn Star Set
October 4, 2014
Clinton was publicly battling his below the belt urges years before Twitter debuted the direct message.Fifty Shades of Presidential FanFiction
August 2, 2014
On Monday, Nicole Richie debuted her latest Technicolor hairstyle—a side-swept Cerulean low bun—on Good Morning America.Tangled Up in Blue: Young Stars and Their Blue Rinses
July 9, 2014
- the first public appearance of an actor, musician, etc, or the first public presentation of a show
- (as modifier)debut album
- the presentation of a debutante
- to make a debut
Word Origin for debut
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.
Début can only be pronounced as French, and should not be used by anyone who shrinks from the necessary effort. [Fowler]