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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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!
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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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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
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