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".
di 19D4L 23 agosto 2012

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When you fart, and a little bit of shit comes out.
Oh fuck, a turtle just came out.
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A flaccid uncut cock without too much foreskin. If the foreskin completely covers the cockhead, it's not a turtle.
It's cold outside, i'm getting a turtle.
di Ryan 27 novembre 2004

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Old people who walk VERY slow.
Maybe I could get outta this place if these damn turtles whold step up the pace!
di Kim and Kathy 27 giugno 2003

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A Palestinian who sings reggae.
There is a small turtle who lives in the South End, rides a Ducati, and aspires to be the first furniture-making dentist.
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"Slangwiiiiiiiesh" term fo "pot". Ooooooohuaaaaaaaaaaaa!
E-feezie: "I'm off dat turttle."
Hommie: what?
Fonzerelli: You know, inndoh.
Homie#? Oh, but turtle?.
E-fotywhata: Yeah because it's green and makes you move slow!
di nick 26 novembre 2003

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An extremely annoying ass person who has a small head, constantly disrupts the peace of life and thinks they are a part of the group but really is not liked by anyone.
Shit!!!!! the turtle is in the lounge so we have to sneak by so they don't know were going out tonight.
di nip/tuck 03 maggio 2007

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Someone who uses marijuana to fit in often ripped off by dealers and exploited for money, often sold mouldy stemmy leafy and seedy bud as they are inexperianced.

or an inexperianced user

A: shit i just spilt beer all over this buud
B: sell it to daniel he's a turtle
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