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(ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt; -ˌtænt)
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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or déb•u•tant

(ˈdɛb yʊˌtɑnt)

a person who makes a debut.
[1815–25; < French débutant, present participle of débuter. See debut, -ant]
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References in classic literature ?
All our exclusive citizens will recall the Perambulator Parade Dinner, in which Last-Trick Todd, at his palatial home at Pilgrim's Pond, caused so many of our prominent debutantes to look even younger than their years.
DEBUTANT Matt Simmonds provided the bright spot on another disappointing day for Shropshire's cricketers in their Unicorns Championship fixture against Wiltshire at Marlborough.
Debutant off-spinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall took a wicket and a sharp catch at slip to make an encouraging start to life at the highest level, as West Indies kept India in check in the morning session on the opening day of the second Test here Friday.
The form standard set in the French Duncan Bibby Factors British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes is not insurmountable - so debutant Le Chiffre comes into the reckoning.
Elsewhere on the card, notes should be made of Ballydoyle debutant Yale, formerly with Todd Pletcher in America, in the six-furlong maiden.
The debutant Haider Ali hit five fours and a six in his 65-ball 51.
Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Wasim and debutant Mohammad Junaid took two wickets each, conceding 28, 28 and 47 runs, respectively.
Debutant actress Pranutan, who incidentally is the granddaughter of late actress Nutan, was a lawyer by profession but always aspired to be an actor and hence chose it to further her career interests.
Connerton feels that Dubai Marathon has proved to be a heaven for debutants: "The men's winner, Getaneh Molla, is a debutant.
Imam reached a career best 128, while Fakhar Zaman continued his good run of form with 60 and debutant Asif Ali cracked a rapid 46 in the middle order to boost Pakistan's total.
Another debutant "Optimal" fought in the group G with strong.
For a debutant to finish ninth among 19 competitors is a commendable achievement, especially considering the Omani star was in the 16th place after the qualifying session in a time of 1:49.786.