- 1[intransitive] (of a performer or show) to make a first public appearance The ballet will debut next month in New York.
- 2[transitive] debut something (especially North American English, business) to present a new product or advertising campaign to the market They will debut the products at the trade show. The market debuted its ‘Get Fresh’ campaign last fall. They have promised to debut the software by the end of the year. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French début, from débuter
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪbjuː//, BrE//ˈdebjuː//; NAmE NAmE//deɪˈbjuː//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they debut
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪbjuː//, BrE//ˈdebjuː//; NAmE NAmE//deɪˈbjuː//he / she / it debuts
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪbjuːz//, BrE//ˈdebjuːz//; NAmE NAmE//deɪˈbjuːz//past simple debuted
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪbjuːd//, BrE//ˈdebjuːd//; NAmE NAmE//deɪˈbjuːd//past participle debuted
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪbjuːd//, BrE//ˈdebjuːd//; NAmE NAmE//deɪˈbjuːd//-ing form debuting
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪbjuːɪŋ//, BrE//ˈdebjuːɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//deɪˈbjuːɪŋ//