Bluestocking meaning

blo͝ostŏkĭng
A woman with strong scholarly or literary interests.
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A learned, bookish, or pedantic woman.
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A scholarly, literary, or cultured woman.
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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