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
av 19D4L 23. august 2012
When you're talkin to a person, and they're not comprehending what your'e saying.
"Omg yo, ur so dumb! Turtle."
#turtle #stupid #funny #animals #slow
av Llened 1. oktober 2014
An amphibian that's lazy as fuck and wears a bulletproof shell on his/her back.Lives its life on land but lays eggs in water.Cold-blooded, heavy bastard that's slower than a man half-dead from work.
Look at that turtle, it's so lazy!
#turtle #amphibian #lazy #shell #eggpooper
av TheNameIsHedvig 28. april 2014
A small amphibian with a hard shell and loose skin. It walks at a slow speed and can live for up to 200 years!
The turtle walk slowly across the street.
#tortious #shell #hard #loose #turtle
av SexyMan12271 5. november 2013
A four legged beast that eats people and other creatures.
The turtle ate my children.
#monster #carnivore #evil being #black energy with a form #soul eating water demon
av The All Knowing Ninja 20. april 2011
a bum who only takes a shit every other hour
man that new kid is a shitty turtle
#bum #stupid #shit #bitch #douche #ass
av scc12321 12. oktober 2010
Noun- walking soup mix
dude that turtle was delicious
#turtle #soup #food #eat #special sauce
av A Stillisano 20. oktober 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
#turtle #fall #drunk #turteling #cats
av Count of Monte Cristi 6. september 2009
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