Meaning of distaff
Pronunciation: (dis'taf, -täf), [key]
- a staff with a cleft end for holding wool, flax, etc., from which the thread is drawn in spinning by hand.
- a similar attachment on a spinning wheel.
- a woman or women collectively.
- woman's work.
- noting, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable for a woman; female.
- distaff (Thesaurus)