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".
#gi slang #military terms #short-timers #veterans #leg #grunt #ground-pounder #deserter #fng (fucking new guy) #ping
автор: 19D4L 23 августа 2012
Old people who walk VERY slow.
Maybe I could get outta this place if these damn turtles whold step up the pace!
автор: Kim and Kathy 27 июня 2003
A Palestinian who sings reggae.
There is a small turtle who lives in the South End, rides a Ducati, and aspires to be the first furniture-making dentist.
автор: Keshiki 25 октября 2004
"Slangwiiiiiiiesh" term fo "pot". Ooooooohuaaaaaaaaaaaa!
E-feezie: "I'm off dat turttle."
Hommie: what?
Fonzerelli: You know, inndoh.
Homie#? Oh, but turtle?.
E-fotywhata: Yeah because it's green and makes you move slow!
автор: nick 26 ноября 2003
An extremely annoying ass person who has a small head, constantly disrupts the peace of life and thinks they are a part of the group but really is not liked by anyone.
Shit!!!!! the turtle is in the lounge so we have to sneak by so they don't know were going out tonight.
#turtle #annoying #follower #abnoxiuos #water
автор: nip/tuck 3 мая 2007
Someone who uses marijuana to fit in often ripped off by dealers and exploited for money, often sold mouldy stemmy leafy and seedy bud as they are inexperianced.

or an inexperianced user

A: shit i just spilt beer all over this buud
B: sell it to daniel he's a turtle
#weed #cannabis #marijuana #inexperianced #turtle
автор: candlefacedspunkystreet 7 марта 2007
a bitch whos EAAAAASY!!!!!!!!!!!!
"you gotta love thoes turtles!! i did one last night and it was eeasy!"
#easy #slutty #hoe #frog #fuckbitch
автор: Genny&Manlisso 22 января 2007
a metaphor for a dude with an exoskeleton that provides said dude with the illusion of invulnerability. Said Dude is also sometimes said to be endowed with a long turtle-neck, which causes him to move a bit slower and with relatively more confidence than other dudes.

Can also be used as an adverb, which is a recently new development and is expected to catch on quickly
"turtle and/or turtling"
#turtle #turtling #to turtle #said turtle #turtalitarianism
автор: dilenja 12 ноября 2006
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