debut etymology

English word debut comes from Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) but, Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) dé-, and later French début (Start, beginning.)

Detailed word origin of debut

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
but Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
dé- Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
débuter Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
début French (fra) Start, beginning.
débuter French (fra) To debut, to make one's debut.. To start.
debut English (eng) (intransitive) to make one's initial formal appearance. (transitive, chiefly, US) to formally introduce, as to the public A performer's first performance to the public, in sport, the arts or some other area.. The first appearance of a debutante in society.. The first public presentation of a theatrical play, motion picture, opera, musical composition, dance, or other performing arts piece.