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bluestocking

noun [C] uk   /ˈbluːˌstɒk.ɪŋ/ us    /-ˌstɑː.kɪŋ/ old-fashioned
an intelligent and well-educated woman who spends most of her time studying and is therefore not approved of by some menIntelligent people
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