noun car·line \ˈkär-lən\

Definition of CARLINE

chiefly Scottish
:  woman; especially :  an old woman

Variants of CARLINE

car·line or car·lin \ˈkär-lən\

Examples of CARLINE

  1. <there's no appeasing the auld carline who lives at the far end of the loch>

Origin of CARLINE

Middle English kerling, from Old Norse, from karl man
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to CARLINE

beldam (or beldame), crone (or carlin) [chiefly Scottish], hag, hellcat, trot, witch

Rhymes with CARLINE


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