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
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 Dezembro 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 Maio 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 Maio de 2013
verb: slow
Am going too fast within the day, I'd better turtle myself down.
por "Goyo" 29 de Setembro de 2012
A lonely boy's everything. His parents, siblings, pets, house, etc. He walks his turtle to Airmail and hangs out there all day long. The boy enters his turtle in dog competitions for agility, frisbee, and obedience. His turtle greets him every time he comes home and sleeps on the end of his bed at night.

(Not to be confused with tortoise.)
Boy: I love you, turtle!
Boy: I know, now let's go get some ice cream.
por Modern Definitions 24 de Maio de 2012
To crouch down and cover ones head with arms during a fight.
I was going to punch him but he turtled! What a coward.
por Testudine 03 de Fevereiro de 2012

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