carline

noun car·line \ ˈkär-lən \
variants: or carlin

Definition of carline

chiefly Scotland
: 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

Origin and Etymology of carline

Middle English kerling, from Old Norse, from karl man

carline Synonyms

Synonyms
beldam (or beldame), crone (or carlin) [chiefly Scottish], hag, hellcat, trot, witch
Related Words
harpy, shrew, virago


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