a word used in communications to represent the letter C.
Military Slang. Charley.
a male given name, form of Charles.
a female given name.
Charles (“Charlie”) 1922–79, U.S. jazz bass player and composer.
Sir Charles Spencer (“Charlie”) 1889–1977, English film actor, producer, and director; in U.S. 1910–52.
(Brit, informal) a silly person; fool
(Austral, old-fashioned, informal) a girl or woman
(communications) a code word for the letter c
(US & Austral, military, slang) a member of the Vietcong or the Vietcong collectively: Charlie hit us with rockets
Sir Charles Spencer, known as Charlie Chaplin. 1889–1977, English comedian, film actor, and director. He is renowned for his portrayal of a downtrodden little man with baggy trousers, bowler hat, and cane. His films, most of which were made in Hollywood, include The Gold Rush (1924), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940)
Charles, known as Charlie Mingus. 1922–79, US jazz double bassist, composer, and band leader
masc. proper name, familiar form of Charles (also see -y (3)); 1965 in 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, which itself is 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, American English, from black slang.
A cocaine addict (1940s+ Narcotics)
The Vietcong or a Vietcong soldier
[Vietnam War armed forces; fr Victor Charlie, military voice alphabet designation for VC]
- Charles XIV
Bernadotte, Jean Baptiste Jules. noun the title as king of Sweden and Norway of Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte See Bernadotte
- Charles XII
1682–1718, king of Sweden 1697–1718. noun 1682–1718, king of Sweden (1697–1718), who inflicted defeats on Denmark, Russia, and Poland during the Great Northern War (1700–21)
- Charles XI
1655–97, king of Sweden 1660–97 (son of Charles X). noun 1655–97, king of Sweden (1660–97), who established an absolute monarchy and defeated Denmark (1678)
a word used in communications to represent the letter C. Military Slang. Charley. a male given name, form of Charles. a female given name. Victor Charlie. noun (Brit, informal) a silly person; fool (Austral, old-fashioned, informal) a girl or woman noun (communications) a code word for the letter c noun (US & Austral, military, slang) […]