Waiting gentlewoman

a woman who waits upon a person of rank.

See also: Waiting

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is an interaction between Hero (a lady), Margaret (her waiting gentlewoman) and Beatrice (Hero's cousin), where Hero utters two sequences only (inadvertently providing input for Margaret's pun on STUFFED with her second turn) and is practically a non-participatory discourse party.
Interestingly, Hero, a serious character in MAN, is not addressed by her waiting gentlewoman in a punning mode at all.