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1. a maidservant or lady's maid in a play, opera, or the like, esp. one displaying coquetry, pertness, and a tendency to engage in intrigue.
2. an actress playing such a role.
3. any lively or pert young woman.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.