1 a man, a husband la17-.
2 a fool, an idiot: I hope the country hantle wunna be gloyin at ye or making a cull of yer nesis for mangan to us an us-like. [I hope the settled people won’t be laughing at you or making a fool of you for talking to us.] 20. etymology: probably a development from Older Scots coulie. cowlie, Scots cowl, cull, ‘a fellow’; attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies; also collected by EMcC/PS; sense 1 form cowl attested by JS and BS in TDITA, sense 2 form cull attested by BS in TDITA; JS; form coull sense 1 attested by SS and ET