like the sentence "she is blue stocking" ..... my teacher said its means like lerner women and it used for female only .. but i need more explanation.We answer questions about words and phrases in a sentence and with surrounding context. If you can provide both of those, we'll do our best to help.
▶noun often derogatory an intellectual or literary woman.
word history: A bluestocking was originally a man wearing casual grey-blue worsted (instead of formal black silk) stockings. Later the word was used in reference to those who attended literary parties held around 1750 by three London society ladies, where some of the men wore informal dress. The women who attended became known as blue-stocking ladies or blue-stockingers.