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
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
Noun- walking soup mix
dude that turtle was delicious
ayon kay A Stillisano ika-20 ng Oktubre, 2009
When a person is so drunk, they fall over and try to get up, but just rock back and forth on their back. Thus creating "the turtle"
Yo check out that chick turtleing... Should we help her? nah
ayon kay Count of Monte Cristi ika-06 ng Setyembre, 2009
(n) really funny person who acts slow like a turtle in class

Tom: Wow turtle says the dumbest things, but they are so funny.
ayon kay Chris Wold ika-24 ng Abril, 2008
when you think you're just going to fart, but the end of a turd pops its little head out as well, then goes back in.
"Oh scuse me, I farted. Eww, that was a close one!"
- "What , did you shit yourself finally?"
"No but I think I had a turtle."
ayon kay Dervla Ann ika-18 ng Hulyo, 2003
A boy who likes to make fun of people then hide before the people can respond.
calling an innocent girl a pinstripe then not telling her what it means and getting mad when she calss him turtle
ayon kay diljessika. ika-06 ng Marso, 2010

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