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1. distaff

noun. the sphere of work by women.

Synonyms

  • sphere
  • area
  • arena
  • orbit
  • domain

Antonyms

  • apoapsis
  • point of periapsis
  • male child
  • man

Etymology

  • distaf (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • distæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. distaff

adjective. characteristic of or peculiar to a woman.

Synonyms

  • feminine

Antonyms

  • antapex
  • zenith

Etymology

  • distaf (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • distæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. distaff

noun. the staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning.

Synonyms

  • staff

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • point of apoapsis

Etymology

  • distaf (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • distæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with distaff


1. Adjective
While similar, the Russell terrier developed off of a distaff line of dogs and is unique unto itself.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Flowers of the distaff thistle are oblong, yellow in color, and flowering occurs from May through June.

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