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Russell 'Stringer' Bell: Yo, Rock.
Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty: Huh?
Russell 'Stringer' Bell: Be subtle with it, man.
Russell 'Stringer' Bell: You know what subtle means?
Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty: Laid back and shit.
by SteveBonus September 16, 2014
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To imply something lightly so that people think it but you have not directly said something.
I liketo chop a segment out of a melon and put the segment aside, i then like to lick the pink inside of the melon and drink it's juices. I was wonderring if i could do the same with you sometime?
by waffle October 09, 2003
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The key to British humour. I think that's why Americans fail to see why we keep laughing at British comedy shows and stuff when they don't get it.
Hard to come up with an example for the word 'subtle'
by Walking Talking Dictionary September 23, 2006
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To softly approach a subject matter.
Parka approaches his prey subtly. He quietly makes his way towards his friend's erection. Grabbing the erection in hand, subtleness was broken, and Parka swallows it with manly aggression.
by Parkonsubtle December 19, 2009
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A word that Youtuber Tyler Oakley will often use when describing the color of a person, animal, or object. Also occasionally used by Korey Kuhl for the same reason.
I would say that this eraser is a subtle flamingo winking at you pink
by underated optimist December 30, 2014
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When you hint at something and it’s easy to understand that you were hinting at it (or not if you’re smart and clever, but you really shouldn’t do that kind of thing because no ones smart anymore), but you technically didn’t say it
It can even be used with facial expressions as long as the person you’re being subtle to has at least 2 functioning brain cells and enough common sense to know not to drink something on a computer. If they don’t meet these qualifications, either their IQ is in the negatives or they’re an ignorant, obnoxious, stubborn asshole and the only person that can successfully talk to them is Trump. For example, if someone walks up to you and you make an annoyed face at them, they think you’re mad and walk away (unless it’s 1 of my friends. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone who understands the concept of “go away” and they’ll just pester me until I tell them), but you technically didn’t say, “I’m mad so go away”. Also a thing literally no little sibling ever has understood until about 18.
by thebestgirlintheworld72 January 25, 2018
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