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    • Join Date: May 2006
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    blue stocking?

    Hi all,
    I came across a sentence
    ,"Jack,Is Miss Mary what you call a 'blue stocking'?"
    Can you tell me the meaning of "blue stocking"?
    Thank you!

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    Re: blue stocking?

    bluestocking (noun)
    A woman with strong scholarly or literary interests.

    [After the Blue Stocking Society, a nickname for a predominantly female literary club of 18th-century London.]

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