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

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Origin and Etymology of charlie

from the name Charlie


1

Charlie

communications code word Char·lie \ ˈchär-lē \

Definition of Charlie

used as a code word for the letter c

Origin and Etymology of charlie

from the name Charlie

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2

Charlie

noun

Definition of Charlie

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

Origin and Etymology of charlie

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


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