Etymology
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soubrette (n.)

1753, theatrical jargon word for lady's maid characters in plays and operas, who typically were pert, flirtatious, and intriguing, from French soubrette, from Provençal soubreto "affected, conceited," fem. of soubret "coy, reserved," from soubra "to set aside," originally "to exceed," from Old Provençal sobrar, from Latin superare "to rise above, overcome," from super "over, above, beyond" (from PIE root *uper "over").

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Definitions of soubrette

soubrette (n.)
a pert or flirtatious young girl;
soubrette (n.)
a minor female role as a pert flirtatious lady's maid in a comedy;
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