[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.

Nearby words

  1. dist. atty.,
  2. dist. ct.,
  3. distad,
  4. distaff,
  5. distaff side,
  6. distain,
  7. distal,
  8. distal myopathy,
  9. distally,
  10. distance

Origin of distaffer

distaff + -er1, with play on staffer

Usage note

See distaff.

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