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distaffer

[ dis-taf-er, -tah-fer ]
/ ˈdɪs tæf ər, -tɑ fər /
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noun Sometimes Offensive.
a woman, especially in a field or place usually or generally dominated by men: the first distaffer to have a seat on the stock exchange.
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Origin of distaffer

distaff + -er1, with play on staffer

usage note for distaffer

See distaff.
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