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".
by 19D4L August 23, 2012

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
A noun that describes a turd, shit, or any excrement that comes out of one's hole.
I set a herd of turles free into the ocean and my ass is killing me.
by D-Money August 06, 2003

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
A physical phenomenon caused by extremely cold weather in which the penis retracts into to abdominal cavity
I remember standing quarterdeck watch in Newport with the wind howling up Narragansett Bay, ass deep in snow...it made me go turtle.
by harry flashman July 15, 2003

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
a person who is unusually naive for their age, usually due to overprotective parents.
Dan is a turtle. He's 16 years old, and he doesn't know the bases yet!
by Joe February 11, 2003

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
cool, awesome, neat-o
"Hey, I found a dollar!"
"Omg, that's so turtles!"
by Triangle April 11, 2007

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
1. A shelled reptile similar to a tortoise
2. To sodomise any person/thing of same or opposite gender

(past tense turtled)
Damn my ass kills, i passed out in an alley and got turtled by a tramp, i'm such a turtle victim
by Luke May 22, 2006

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
turtle is when one person farts, and both of you go under the blankte and who ever can last the longest wins
C:Yo sarah, you wanna play turtle?

Sarah: Hell no man your gas is stanky.
by Michelle Miltner April 30, 2006

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
to decribe a small, flacid penis with large testicles. usually used when describing a person one dislikes, or just making fun of an unfortunate man.
He has a turtle. GROSS!!!

Aw man, I thought I got lucky, but he ended having a turtle!

I love turtles. They're so cute.
by ste-fan-iii February 03, 2006

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug