[dis-taf-er, -tah-fer]

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.

Origin of distaffer

distaff + -er1, with play on staffer

Usage note

See distaff.
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