A debut is a first appearance, a launch, or public introduction. So before you make your big debut at the office, check and make sure you don't have spinach in your teeth.

Perhaps you’ve heard of debutantes making their official debut into society, or actresses and actors making their debut on stage. A fun fact: debut and premiere are often thought to be interchangeable, but they’re not. A debut, as you now know, is a first public appearance. But a premiere, while also a “first,” isn't necessarily live. When a movie opens or an interview is broadcast for the first time, they're called premieres.

Definitions of debut
  1. noun
    the act of beginning something new
    “they looked forward to the debut of their new product line”
    synonyms: entry, first appearance, introduction, launching, unveiling
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    the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)
    product introduction
    the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line
    ushering in
    the introduction of something new
    naturalisation, naturalization
    the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
    induction of labor
    (obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
    the induction of sleep or hypnosis
    type of:
    beginning, commencement, start
    the act of starting something
  2. noun
    the presentation of a debutante in society
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    intro, introduction, presentation
    formally making a person known to another or to the public
  3. verb
    appear for the first time in public
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    be performed or presented for public viewing
  4. verb
    make one's debut
    “This young soprano debuts next month at the Metropolitan Opera”
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    type of:
    give a performance (of something)
  5. verb
    present for the first time to the public
    “The band debuts a new song or two each month”
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    type of:
    innovate, introduce
    bring something new to an environment
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