a woman with considerable scholarly, literary, or intellectual ability or interest.
a member of a mid-18th-century London literary circle:
Lady Montagu was a celebrated bluestocking.
Historical Examples

Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 2, September, 1905 Various
Race Improvement : or, Eugenics : a Little Book on a Great Subject La Reine Helen Baker
Modern marriage and how to bear it Maud Churton Braby
Some Diversions of a Man of Letters Edmund William Gosse
Modern marriage and how to bear it Maud Churton Braby
Anna Seward Stapleton Martin
Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914 Various
Three Addresses to Girls at School James Maurice Wilson
Modern marriage and how to bear it Maud Churton Braby

generally (derogatory) a scholarly or intellectual woman


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