bluestockingnoun [ C ]uk /ˈbluːˌstɒk.ɪŋ/ us /ˈbluːˌstɑː.kɪŋ/ old-fashioned
Examples from literature
- That, we fancy, is why we would rather read him on Catherine Trotter, the precursor of the bluestockings, than on any subject connected with the war.
- There are frequent bluestockings, it is true, but they have no influence with the public, and are showing themselves entirely ineffectual in forcing public opinion in this regard.
- They were all clever, and well-read, without a tinge of the bluestocking, and most of them were musical to the tips of their slender fingers.