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".
Por 19D4L 23 de agosto de 2012
VERB : During a fight, the act of covering up your head with both forearms and cowering. Significantly decreases the effectiveness of an opponent's attacks, however, it carries a massive reputation backlash.

NOUN : The actual act of doing a turtle.

NOUN 2 : Slang term for one who has done a turtle.
'Man, I was gonna beat him down, but he pulled a turtle on me.'
'A'ight, let's do this thang. No guns, no knives, no turtling.'
'I can't believe you wimped out on me! You're such a turtle.'
Por Captain Dork 30 de diciembre de 2004
Prison slang referring to a "PC" protective custody who wants to hide in his shell. Once labelled a turtle the only way to have that label removed is to assault another turtle
Larry is a fucking turtle! after he was convicted of those skinner charges that fucking turtle tucked into his shell
Por lingoguy 17 de abril de 2014
A person who has retreated into a metaphorical shell in order to block out all life-related shit and responsibilities.
Joe: I'm going full turtle.

Amy: You can't! You have two essays to write tonight!
Joe: I don't care. I'm a turtle!
Por Therealturtle 03 de diciembre de 2013
He's got a big turtle means he's got a big belly. It protrudes, forming a turtle shape. The shortened version is - he's got a big turt. It refers to men in the sense that it equates with a beer belly.
Hey did you see his turtle....it was even bigger than the other guys. Gosh, I hope you don't end up with a turt that big,
Por observe ant 05 de junio de 2013
They are best most awesomest animals know to mankind. They are all cool and slow and like SWAG "yo whatupp im a turtle" Only some people know about their plan to dominate the world and make many explosions in the middle of the ocean... watch out for that supper awesome world dominating turtle!
Dude dat turtle so SWAG!

Wait does it have a bomb?!
....
(you're dead)
Por swaggie turtle 24 de mayo de 2013
noun A name given to sex partner with a hunchback
"I fucked this Turtle the other night."
Por Atom Ekwillz Adam 10 de mayo de 2013
verb: slow
Am going too fast within the day, I'd better turtle myself down.
Por "Goyo" 29 de septiembre de 2012

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