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carline

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noun car·line \ˈkär-lən\

Definition of carline

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  woman; especially :  an old woman



Examples of carline in a sentence

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



Variants of carline

or

carlin

Origin and Etymology of carline

Middle English kerling, from Old Norse, from karl man


First Known Use: 14th century



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