Definition of carl in English:

carl

noun

archaic
  • 1A peasant or man of low birth.

    bumpkin, country bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, countryman, countrywoman, country dweller, daughter of the soil, son of the soil, peasant, provincial, oaf, lout, boor, barbarian
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    1. 1.1Scottish A man; a fellow.
      • ‘The fact that the figure on the salt is well dressed and wears a sword indicates that, if he is a carl, he comes into the latter category.’

Origin

Old English (denoting a peasant or villein): from Old Norse karl ‘man, freeman’, of Germanic origin; related to churl.

Pronunciation

carl

/kɑːl/