Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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


Read Also:

  • Bluestone

    a bluish, argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc. Contemporary Examples Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns Jimmy Breslin November 21, 2013 Historical Examples Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter Things a Boy Should […]

  • Blue-straggler

    one of a small group of blue stars within a cluster that falls near the main sequence even though other stars of its color have evolved off the main sequence.

  • Blue-streak

    something moving very fast: They traveled like a blue streak through Italy. continuous, rapid, or interminable speech: to talk a blue streak.

  • Blue-streak–a

    blue streak, a

Disclaimer: Bluestocking definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.