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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A woman having literary or intellectual interests.

Usage examples (37)
  • Noun : Lady Montagu was a celebrated bluestocking
  • Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet was the origin of the term bluestocking!
  • AJ, baby, you look up the word bluestocking in the Merriam-Webster and you'll find a picture of me.
  • 'The bluestocking is the most odious character in society,' wrote Hazlitt. for more
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  • A "blue stocking" is a stocking that is blue, while a "bluestocking" is a pedantic woman.
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