Charlie

[ chahr-lee ]
/ ˈtʃɑr li /

noun

a word used in communications to represent the letter C.
Military Slang. Charley.
a male given name, form of Charles.
a female given name.

Definition for charlie (2 of 4)

Charley

or Char·lie

[ chahr-lee ]
/ ˈtʃɑr li /

noun, plural Char·leys. Military Slang.

Definition for charlie (3 of 4)

Mingus

[ ming-guh s ]
/ ˈmɪŋ gəs /

noun

CharlesCharlie, 1922–79, U.S. jazz bass player and composer.

Definition for charlie (4 of 4)

Chaplin

[ chap-lin ]
/ ˈtʃæp lɪn /

noun

Sir Charles SpencerCharlie, 1889–1977, English film actor, producer, and director; in U.S. 1910–52.
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British Dictionary definitions for charlie (1 of 6)

charlie

/ (ˈtʃɑːlɪ) /

noun

British informal a silly person; fool
Australian old-fashioned, informal a girl or woman

Word Origin for charlie

C20: for sense 1: shortened from Charlie Hunt, rhyming slang for cunt; sense 2 is shortened from Charlie Wheeler, rhyming slang for sheila

British Dictionary definitions for charlie (2 of 6)

Charlie

1
/ (ˈtʃɑːlɪ) /

noun

communications a code word for the letter c

British Dictionary definitions for charlie (3 of 6)

Charlie

2

Charley

/ (ˈtʃɑːlɪ) /

noun

US and Australian military slang a member of the Vietcong or the Vietcong collectivelyCharlie hit us with rockets

Word Origin for Charlie

shortened from Victor Charlie, communications code for VC, abbreviation of Vietcong

British Dictionary definitions for charlie (4 of 6)

Charlie

3
/ (ˈtʃɑːlɪ) /

noun

slang cocaine

British Dictionary definitions for charlie (5 of 6)

Chaplin

/ (ˈtʃæplɪn) /

noun

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)

Derived Forms

Chaplinesque, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for charlie (6 of 6)

Mingus

/ (ˈmɪŋɡəs) /

noun

Charles, known as Charlie Mingus. 1922–79, US jazz double bassist, composer, and band leader
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