"She was a soubrette," Gertrude announced, who had never seen a play in her life.
The girls will dance with the two men, the boys with the soubrette.
Trimble, the stage-manager, was in the center of the stage, rearranging a scene with the soubrette and the heavy comic.
Mademoiselle Pauline, exclaimed the soubrette, as if she doubted her ears.
The soubrette class are instinctive readers of motives; "their only books are 'ladies' looks," but they con them to perfection.
At the best it is only fitted for a soubrette and her lover in the ultime parti.
The soubrette had a lank young body neatly attired in a store suit and shirt-waist.
"Oh, I don't think I'd like to take a soubrette's place," she cried.
I was the bad young man of the play, seeking to bring about the dishonor of the soubrette.
She had chameleon hair, and her poise was that of a soubrette.
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-).