- a woman, esp. an old woman
- a hag; witch
Origin of carlineOld Norse kerling, wife, old woman from karl, a man + feminine suffix
A woman, especially an old one.
Origin of carlineMiddle English kerling from Old Norse from karl man
From Old Norse karling, feminine of karl (“carl”).
- Carline thistle.
From French carline.
- A female given name, a variant of Caroline.