charlie

noun, often capitalized char·lie \ ˈchär-lē \
variants: or less commonly charley

Definition of charlie

British
:fool

Examples of charlie in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of charlie from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'charlie.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of charlie

from the name Charlie


1

Charlie

Char·lie \ ˈchär-lē \

Definition of Charlie

a communications code word for the letter c

Origin and Etymology of charlie

from the name Charlie

Other Alphabet Terms


2

Charlie

noun

Definition of Charlie

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

Recent Examples of charlie from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'Charlie.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of charlie

short for Victor Charlie, from the communications code words for VC (Vietcong)



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up charlie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!