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charlie Explained

charlie at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Charlie at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1965, Vietnam War U.S. military slang for "Vietcong, Vietcong soldier," probably suggested by Victor Charlie, military communication code for V.C. (as abbreviation of Viet Cong), perhaps strengthened by World War II slang use of Charlie for Japanese soldiers, probably an extension of the 1930s derogatory application of Charlie to any Asian man, from fictional Chinese detective Charlie Chan. Other applications include "a night watchman" (1812); "a goatee beard" (1834, from portraits of King Charles I and his contemporaries); "a fox" (1857); "a woman's breasts" (1874); "an infantryman's pack" (World War I); and "a white man" (Mr. Charlie), 1960, Amer.Eng., from black slang (his wife was Miss Ann). ///

charlie at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] BrE spoken [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: From the male first name Charlie, from Charles]// a stupid person// feel a right/proper charlie (=feel very stupid) //

charlie at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(old-fashioned, BrE, spoken) a silly person:
You must have felt a proper charlie!

Charlie at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Charlie \Char"lie\, n.
1. A familiar nickname or substitute for Charles.

2. A night watchman; -- an old name.

3. A short, pointed beard, like that worn by Charles I.

4. As a proper name, a fox; -- so called in fables and
familiar literature.

Charlie at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » ˈtʃɑːli|ˈʃɑːli|lang=mul


Inter: head » mul|symbol
  • The letter C in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  • Category: Category:ICAO spelling alphabet -


    Alternative forms

    * Charley

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper noun » s|-
  • A diminutive of the male name Charles; also used as a formal given name.
    1. 1979 Category: w - :Charles Kuralt|Charles Kuralt, Dateline America, Harcourt Brace Jovanocich, ISBN 0151239576, page 184:
    2. : Heaven only knows why a man with a strong biblical name like James wants to be a president named Jimmy. I'm certain that if he were called Charles, he wouldn't fool around that way. Charles is not so bad, but Charlie is a terrible burden to bear.
    3. A diminutive of the female names of Charlotte or Charlene, also used as a formal given name, although less common than the male name.
    4. The letter C in the Category: w - :NATO phonetic alphabet|NATO phonetic alphabet.


      Inter: trans-top » diminutive of Charles or its translations in other languages

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Kalle
  • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|चार्ली|m|tr=cārlī|sc=Deva

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Чарли|m|tr=Čárli|sc=Cyrl Inter: indeclinabl » e
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|Carlito|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Kalle, Inter: t- » sv|Kolle

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » diminutive of Charlotte or Charlene or its translations in other languages
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Karo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Lotta, Inter: t- » sv|Carro

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » the letter "C" in a national spelling alphabet
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|Cicero

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|celsius

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * charley horse


    * Inter: sense » diminutive of Charles Chas, Chuck


    Inter: en-noun » -|s
  • Inter: military slan » g An enemy; the VietCong; short for Victor Charlie.
    1. Inter: uncountable » slang Cocaine.
    2. Inter: countable » chiefly|UK|slang|often with "right" and/or "proper" A fool.
    3. : You look a right Charlie in that clown outfit!Yes, we make a right pair of Charlies.
    4. : Is your name Charlie? ... Well, you look like one.
    5. 2009, Category: w - :Ruth Rendell|Ruth Rendell, The Best Man To Die, proper|some|any|a+charlie|charlies%22+-intitle:%22charlie%22+-inauthor:%22charlie%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=g5UiT9WwM4WSiAedg7HOBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22right|proper|some|any|a%20charlie|charlies%22%20-intitle%3A%22charlie%22%20-inauthor%3A%22charlie%22&f=false page 26,
    6. : He looked a right Charlie in those tails and striped trousers.


      * Inter: sense » cocaine snow

  • Inter: sense » fool See fool

  • Category: Category:English diminutives of female given names -
    Category: Category:English diminutives of male given names -
    Translation: de » Charlie
    Translation: et » Charlie
    Translation: es » Charlie
    Translation: fr » Charlie
    Translation: ko » Charlie
    Translation: hu » Charlie
    Translation: nl » Charlie
    Translation: no » Charlie
    Translation: pl » Charlie
    Translation: ru » Charlie
    Translation: sr » Charlie
    Translation: sv » Charlie
    Translation: zh » Charlie

    charlie at English (WD) Of Explained:

    #redirect Charlie
    Translation: fr » charlie
    Translation: my » charlie
    Translation: vi » charlie
    Translation: zh » charlie