D['e]`bu`tant"\, n.; fem. D'ebutante \D['e]`bu`tante"\ [F., p. pr. of d['e]buter to have the first throw, to make one's d['e]but. See D['e]but.] A person who makes his (or her) first appearance before the public.
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