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n. pl. Charlie Slang
A member of the Vietcong.
[Short for Victor Charlie, pronunciation of the letters VC (short for Vietcong) in the radiotelephony spelling alphabet of the International Civil Aviation Organization.]
1. informal Brit a silly person; fool
2. old-fashioned informal Austral a girl or woman
[C20: for sense 1: shortened from Charlie Hunt, rhyming slang for cunt; sense 2 is shortened from Charlie Wheeler, rhyming slang for sheila]
(Communications & Information) communications a code word for the letter c
(Military) military slang US and Austral a member of the Vietcong or the Vietcong collectively: Charlie hit us with rockets.
[shortened from Victor Charlie, communications code for VC, abbreviation of Vietcong]
(Recreational Drugs) slang cocaine