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charlie

noun, char·lie often capitalized \ˈchär-lē\

Definition of CHARLIE

British
:  fool

Variants of CHARLIE

char·lie also char·ley \ˈchär-lē\
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Examples of CHARLIE

  1. <he's a nice enough bloke, but a real charlie when choosing his girlfriends>

Origin of CHARLIE

from the name Charlie
First Known Use: circa 1946

1Charlie

Char·lie \ˈchär-lē\

Definition of CHARLIE

—a communications code word for the letter c

Origin of CHARLIE

from the name Charlie
First Known Use: 1946

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

2Charlie

noun

Definition of CHARLIE

—used as a collective name for the Vietcong during the war in Vietnam

Origin of CHARLIE

short for Victor Charlie, from the communications code words for VC (Vietcong)
First Known Use: 1965

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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