This term came about through a very popular cartoon of a helmet topping off a pair of boots to signify the veteran with just a short time left in his enlistment and keeping a REALLY low profile, turtle-like, trying to make it out alive. Among VietNam and older veterans a challenge term by which infantrymen recognized each other.

When a veteran infantryman would meet another veteran, the question would be asked: "Are you a turtle?". To which the challenged veteran would have to either reply "You bet your sweet ass I am!" or have to buy the challenging veteran a drink.
Army veteran: "Are you a turtle?"

Marine veteran: "You bet your sweet ass I am".
ayon kay 19D4L ika-23 ng Agosto, 2012
A person you know of, have heard of, or seen, but you do not know them personally. A level under acquantince.
Celebrities can be turtles too.
"Do you know that guy John over there?"
"Oh, um, I think he might ride my bus or something. He's kind of a turtle."
ayon kay tortoise83 ika-28 ng Mayo, 2009
Similar to a dutch oven in the sense that you cut a disgusting fart and cover your girl's head under the blanket. She then sticks out her arms and legs kicking but her head is under the blanket and she looks like a turtle.
My girl loves the idea of me giving her a nasty turtle
ayon kay daking ika-31 ng Mayo, 2005
may come in the form of a complusive lier, usually resides in the tri state area, also enjoys spending its time riding small hard objects that are from its own family blood lines, plans are not its strong point and will dodge any form of communication followed up by a poor excuse, that usually equates to "tonite the turtle was captivated by his father in the bed room and willing and openly proformed sexual acts while getting the utmost enjoyment from it"
tonite the turtle was captivated by his father in the bed room and willing and openly proformed sexual acts while getting the utmost enjoyment from it
ayon kay hmmhmm ika-12 ng Enero, 2011
Abbreviation of the "awkward turtle" hand gesture - expressed in one word. Turtle.

Awkward turtle is abbreviated to make it easier to define a situation. Or refer to turtles in the area.
mate: how was it meeting her parents?
boy: oh man... it was so bad. there were turtles everywhere.

boy: i totally had to watch this sex scene in a cinema with my parents.
mate: hahahahaha!

boy: a turtle walked past me and waved, saving "hi, my name's awkward"
ayon kay happycatsmiles ika-14 ng Disyembre, 2010
Commonly know as a douche bag. Synonyms: Ivy, Tortuga. If you read this entry, chances are you are either a: a turtle, or b: an ivy.
Ivy is such a turtle. She is douchie.
ayon kay i hate turtles ika-13 ng Disyembre, 2010
Short for Awkward Turtle.
To feel uncomfortable
A: I wonder what is going on through John's head
B: I dunno, I didnt know he was like that..
'John walks up'
John: Hey guys whats up
A & B: Woow, fucking turtle...
ayon kay Wuz Like ika-10 ng Disyembre, 2008
The condition where a fat person who carries most of their weight on their abdomen becomes stuck on his or her back.
I challenged fatso to a situp contest, and when he started to turtle, I gave him a shit hitler and took a polaroid for the bar.
ayon kay jackflackv ika-08 ng Mayo, 2008
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