Synonyms for soubrette

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But he is carrying on dreadfully with a soubrette in New York.

The girls will dance with the two men, the boys with the soubrette.

It was something to replace the nurse of elder comedy by the soubrette.

That a soubrette is always fifteen or twenty years older than she looks.

Dick has announced his engagement to an actress—a soubrette, too, in a farce-comedy.

Mademoiselle Pauline, exclaimed the soubrette, as if she doubted her ears.

At the best it is only fitted for a soubrette and her lover in the ultime parti.

"Oh, I don't think I'd like to take a soubrette's place," she cried.

She had chameleon hair, and her poise was that of a soubrette.

In the case of the soubrette, dramatic instinct is limited in its field.

WORD ORIGIN

1753, theatrical jargon word for lady's maid characters in plays and operas, who typically were pert, flirtatious, and intriguing, from French, 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" (see super-).

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nounperson who performs, entertains by role-playing
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