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    distaff

    distaff - Dictionary definition and meaning for word distaff

    Definition
    (noun) the sphere of work by women Definition
    (noun) the staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning Definition
    (adj) characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
    Synonyms : female
    Example Sentence
    • female sensitiveness
    • female suffrage
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for distaff

amongst the senior staff members you would associate 'di'(DIDI) with females only.

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women are treated as maid, or "the staff"

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