- 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 debuting
The hit British reality show is debuting its New York episodes.‘Made in Chelsea’ Has a New York Moment
August 19, 2014
The company announced a limited-edition doll, debuting this fall, named Barbie Lagerfeld.Beyonce’s Wardrobe Visits the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Karl Lagerfeld Gets the Barbie Treatment
The Fashion Beast Team
July 18, 2014
Riddell, a leading helmet manufacturer, is debuting a helmet called the SpeedFlex.This Mouthpiece Will Save Football Players’ Brains
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
June 27, 2014
One artist is debuting a Glass-based work of art in Miami—in which the viewer looks at art that looks back.David Datuna Creates Google Glass Art for Art Basel Miami Beach
Debra A. Klein
December 4, 2013
Among them: debuting his first original play since the 2008 comedy Superior Donuts.Homeland’s Tracy Letts, Writer of ‘August: Osage County,’ Says Oscar Mania Is Frustrating
November 5, 2013
- 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 and History for debuting
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]