bas bleu


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bas bleu

(bɑ blø)
n, pl bas bleus (bɑ blø)
a bluestocking; intellectual woman
[C18: from French translation of English bluestocking]
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Noun1.bas bleu - a woman having literary or intellectual interestsbas bleu - a woman having literary or intellectual interests
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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By the same token, it is less perplexing that the tastes and works of this bas bleu were depicted as being out of touch with pre-revolutionary German literary fashions.
Education also opened the doors to literary careers, to the dissatisfaction of many male and even female observers, who denounced the phenomenon of the bas bleu, while expressing the fear of creating, through education, a female version of the declasse.
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