Meaning of bluestocking

blue•stock•ing

Pronunciation: (bl'stok"ing), [key]
— n.
  1. a woman with considerable scholarly, literary, or intellectual ability or interest.
  2. a member of a mid-18th-century London literary circle: Lady Montagu was a celebrated bluestocking.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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