Charlie


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Char·lie

 (chär′lē)
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.]

charlie

(ˈtʃɑːlɪ)
n
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]

Charlie

(ˈtʃɑːlɪ)
n
(Communications & Information) communications a code word for the letter c

Charlie

(ˈtʃɑːlɪ) or

Charley

n
(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]

Charlie

(ˈtʃɑːlɪ)
n
(Recreational Drugs) slang cocaine
Translations
Cicero

Charlie

[ˈtʃɑːlɪ] N
1. (Brit) (o.f.) (= fool) → imbécil m
I felt a right Charlie!¡me sentí como un idiota!
he must have looked a right Charlie!¡debía parecer un verdadero imbécil!
2. (familiar form) of CharlesCarlitos
Charlie ChaplinCharlot

charlie

[ˈtʃɑːrli] n (= cocaine) → coco f

charlie

(Brit)
n
(inf: = fool) → Heini m (inf), → Blödmann m (inf); I felt a real charlieich kam mir richtig blöd vor (inf); I must have looked a proper charlieich muss ziemlich dumm aus der Wäsche geguckt haben (inf)
(sl: = cocaine) → Koks m (inf), → Candy m (sl)
References in classic literature ?
His big brother Charlie was in love with the guileless maiden who played the part of "Little Bright-Eyes" in "The Kaliph of Kamskatka.
My suspense was truly painful; and, at first, it gave me delightful relief to observe, in hurrying by the farmhouse, Charlie, the fiercest of the pointers, lying under a window, with swelled head and bleeding ear.
Same schooner, Charlie Ritchie, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, 33, single.
I sever dreamed that Charlie was the sort of man to get infatuated with anyone.
I called him Freddy or Charlie same as you might yourself if you was talking to a stranger and wished to be pleasant.
EXCEPT Gilbert -- AND Charlie Sloane," said Diana, imitating Anne's italics and slyness.
Then it was that Carmack, his brother-in-law, Skookum Jim, and Cultus Charlie, another Indian, arrived in a canoe at Forty Mile, went straight to the gold commissioner, and recorded three claims and a discovery claim on Bonanza Creek.
By the time we arrived in Oakland I was as limber and strong as ever,--though Charlie and Neil Partington were afraid I was going to have pneumonia, and Mrs.
The more she sung, the better she did it; and when she wound up with "A Health to King Charlie," the room quite rung with the stirring music made by the big piano and the little maid.
Feeling that he had been received with distinguished marks of attention, Steve strolled away with his topknot higher than ever, and Prince Charlie pranced across the room, saying in a free and easy tone
and were fighting for Prince Charlie, hoping to have a Stewart king once more.
And I hate Charlie Sloane, I can't bear a boy with goggle eyes.