bluestocking

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bluestocking (plural bluestockings)

  1. A scholarly, literary, or cultured woman.
    • 1896, Maurice Walter Keatinge (tr.), The great didactic of John Amos Comenius, London: Adam and Charles Black, translation of Didactica Magna by John Amos Comenius:
      And let none cast in my teeth [] the remark of Hippolytus in Euripides: “I detest a bluestocking. May there never be a woman in my house who knows more than is fitting for a woman to know.”
    • 2001, Louise Anderson Allen, A Bluestocking in Charleston: The Life and Career of Laura Bragg[1], Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, ISBN 9781570033704, OL 8695302M:
      Bragg was a Massachusetts-born bluestocking, a New Woman of the Progressive Era who changed not only the cultural face of Charleston but also the nation's approach to museum education.
    • 2003 October 5, Allan, Brooke, “The Surveyor of Customs”, The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
      The artist who created strong, passionate, brilliant heroines turns out to have disapproved of bluestockings and refused to educate his own intelligent daughters.