In theatre, what is a soubrette?

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In theatre, a soubrette is a comedy char­ac­ter who is vain and girlish, mis­chievous, light­heart­ed, co­quet­tish and gossipy - often a cham­ber­maid or con­fi­dante of the ingenue, she often displays a flir­ta­tious or even sexually ag­gres­sive nature.

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