distaffer

distaffer

[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:
distaff + -er1, with play on staffer


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