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".
af 19D4L 23. august 2012
When you're talkin to a person, and they're not comprehending what your'e saying.
"Omg yo, ur so dumb! Turtle."
af Llened 1. oktober 2014
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!
af TheNameIsHedvig 28. april 2014
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.
af SexyMan12271 5. november 2013
Someone who is slow at realizing just about anything. They comprehend something 5 minutes after you say it. They are usually awfully slow.
"Man im no turtle!"
"I said you were an hour ago"
af iamthyturtle 12. januar 2012
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