Definition of soubrette
1a : a coquettish maid or frivolous young woman in comediesb : an actress who plays such a part
2 : a soprano who sings supporting roles in comic opera
Origin and Etymology of soubrette
French, from Occitan soubreto, feminine of soubret coy, from soubra to surmount, exceed, from Latin superare — more at insuperable
First Known Use: 1753
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