Definition of Soubrette

1. Noun. A pert or flirtatious young girl.

Generic synonyms: Fille, Girl, Miss, Missy, Young Lady, Young Woman



2. Noun. A minor female role as a pert flirtatious lady's maid in a comedy.
Generic synonyms: Bit Part, Minor Role

Definition of Soubrette

1. n. A female servant or attendant; specifically, as a term of the theater, a lady's maid, in comedies, who acts the part of an intrigante; a meddlesome, mischievous female servant or young woman.

Definition of Soubrette

1. Noun. A female servant or attendant, especially as mischievous or cheeky, often featuring in theatrical comedies ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soubrette

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Medical Definition of Soubrette

1. A female servant or attendant; specifically, as a term of the theater, a lady's maid, in comedies, who acts the part of an intrigante; a meddlesome, mischievous female servant or young woman. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soubrette

sou'wester
sou'westered
sou'westers
souari
souari nut
souari tree
souaris
soubah
soubahdar
soubahdars
soubahs
soubise
soubises
soubresaut
soubresauts
soubrette (current term)
soubrettes
soubrettish
soubriquet
soubriquets
soucar
soucars
souce
souced
soucekite
souces
souchong
souchongs
soucing
soucouyant

Literary usage of Soubrette

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1. The Art of Playwriting: Being a Practical Treatise on the Elements of by Alfred Hennequin (1890)
"The soubrette. — The term soubrette, originally applied to the intriguing ... The favorite part for the soubrette is still that of the chambermaid, ..."

2. The Art of Playwriting: Being a Practical Treatise on the Elements of by Alfred Hennequin (1890)
"The soubrette. — The term soubrette, originally applied to the intriguing ... The favorite part for the soubrette is still that of the chambermaid, ..."

3. Footlight Flashes by William Pleater Davidge (1866)
"has begotten, the soubrette joins a small knot of ladies who are seated in the green-room, busily occupied in manufacturing indefinite looking arrangements ..."

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