D'ebut

D\'ebut

D['e]`but"\, n. [F. d['e]but, prop., the first cast or throw at play, fr. but aim, mark. See Butt an end.] A beginning or first attempt; hence, a first appearance before the public, as of an actor or public speaker.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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