Bluestocking Definition

blo͝ostŏkĭng
noun
A learned, bookish, or pedantic woman.
Webster's New World
A woman with strong scholarly or literary interests.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • bas bleu
  • book-read
  • book-loving
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Other Word Forms of Bluestocking

Noun

Singular:
bluestocking
Plural:
bluestockings

Origin of Bluestocking

  • After the Blue Stocking Society, a nickname for a predominantly female literary club of 18th-century London (probably so called after the blue worsted stockings commonly worn as part of informal dress at the time)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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