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Definition of "bluestocking" [blue•stock•ing]

  • A woman with strong scholarly or literary interests. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bluestocking" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet was the origin of the term bluestocking!"
  • "Donna has been a Gentianella I will not have her called a bluestocking for years; and she could tell you astonishing things!"
  • "AJ, baby, you look up the word bluestocking in the Merriam-Webster and you'll find a picture of me."