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a motion with the hands done during an awkward moment.

you put one hand on top of the other, palms down, and move your thumbs in a circular motion
Will you marry me?

what??? NO!

awkward turtle...
by hellomoto1234321 September 09, 2008
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The "Awkward Turtle" is used during the present moment of a situation at hand. You may use it under the table at a diner outing to relieve some of the awkward tension, or on your way to the restroom as you excuse yourself from the awkward moment. The Awkward Turtle is also used in conjunction with the Awkward Antlers when re-telling the aforementioned events.
In the Situation: As you hug your Ex, you do the awkward turtle behind his back.
by JesChel August 26, 2006
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the act placing your hands flat on top of each other and moving your thumps in a circular motion, this is usually done when the room has fallen silent and every one is staring at each other awkwardly
Kate: So you wanna get freaky tonight?

John: No, Im gay...

"Silence"

John: Awkward turtle
by DancesNude February 21, 2011
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A hand gesture created and used to shed light on the fact a certain situation has become "awkward". It doesn't look like a turtle, or an awkward turtle, it's just dumb.
Johnny: So, when she said that I was all like *awkward turtle*
Dave: Dude, that's the dumbest thing I've ever seen, plus, it just makes you look like an ass for making the awkward situation more awkward. It doesn't even look like a turtle.
Johnny: Oh, uh *awkward turtle*
Dave: You're a dumbass.
by Oy, Nineteen, Eld July 22, 2008
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A special hand signal made by placing one hand on top of the other and twiddling the thumbs to create the shape of a swimming Turtle. Used in awkward situations.
Person 1: Hey! I'm awesome!
Persons: ..........

*awkward turtle*
Person 1: lol.
by CUTE?SABOTAGE!OPEN-REBELLION! September 08, 2009
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imaginary turtles that are born after you run into your girlfriend while hanging out with other girls that you didn't tell her about; making it an awkward situation to be included in
woah, 10,000 awkward turtles were just born
by coolkids03 November 29, 2008
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(adj) The term "akward turtle" was created in Bronxville, NY and spread quickly all around Westchester, and probably exists in different areas around the United States. Awkward Turtle refers to a turtle on it's back, a situation most commonly known to turtles as akward, thus, akward turtle. There is also a hand motion for the "akward turtle...that being the right hand over the left hand with palms facing up, with your pinky and thumb fingers moving about, as if the turtle was trying to get up..
Oh my god So I was talking to Becky about STDs and I forgot she had syphilis...it was mad awkward turtle
by imtheman May 14, 2006
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