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Charlie

[ chahr-lee ]
/ ˈtʃɑr li /
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noun
a word used in communications to represent the letter C.
Also Char·ley .Military Slang. Victor Charlie.
a male given name, form of Charles.
a female given name.
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How to use Charlie in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Charlie (1 of 4)

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 4)

Charlie1
/ (ˈtʃɑːlɪ) /

noun
communications a code word for the letter c

British Dictionary definitions for Charlie (3 of 4)

Charlie2

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 4)

Charlie3
/ (ˈtʃɑːlɪ) /

noun
slang cocaine
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