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".
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Turtles are love, turtles are life.
They can HIDE IN A FRICKING SHELL FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
A turtle? AHH it BIT me!!
"What's a turtle?" "... YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT A TURTLE IS?!?!?!"
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When a person, typically a female, regurgitates semen during a blowjob and spits it back up the urethra.
Pamela gave me a damn good turtle last night.
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To crouch down and cover ones head with arms during a fight.
I was going to punch him but he turtled! What a coward.
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Substitute for using touche during an argument/discussion - from the Touche Turtle TV programme.
Turtle
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Slang term for email.
Manually checked for turtles.
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Verb: the act of fist pounding someone and continuing to duck your fist underneath his. While performing the act you would say turtle as your hand is going below. Causing the person on the receiving end to appear stupid.
"Oh dude way to go" (offer fist pound and continue with turtle motion) "oh shit, I got you with the turtle bitch"
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He's got a big turtle means he's got a big belly. It protrudes, forming a turtle shape. The shortened version is - he's got a big turt. It refers to men in the sense that it equates with a beer belly.
Hey did you see his turtle....it was even bigger than the other guys. Gosh, I hope you don't end up with a turt that big,
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