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

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a breaker move like the cricket except instead of bouncing from hand to hand you have your elbows in your gut and your spining in a circle by slightly raising your hand shifting if and puting it back down. keep dooing this from hand to hand until you've gone around in a complete cirle
turtles are easy to do as long as you can hold the freeze.
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the slowest fucking "thing" on the motherfucking earth with a small ass dick and no bitch to fuck
that one gay turtle
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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!
by TheNameIsHedvig April 28, 2014

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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.
by SexyMan12271 November 05, 2013

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A four legged beast that eats people and other creatures.
The turtle ate my children.
by The All Knowing Ninja April 20, 2011

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a bum who only takes a shit every other hour
man that new kid is a shitty turtle
by scc12321 October 12, 2010

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Noun- walking soup mix
dude that turtle was delicious
by A Stillisano October 20, 2009

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