I. Etymology: from the name Charlie Date: 1946 — a communications code word for the letter c II. noun Etymology: short for Victor Charlie, from the communications code words for VC (Vietcong) Date: 1965 — used as a collective name for the Vietcong during the war in Vietnam

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  • Charlie — masc. proper name, familiar form of CHARLES (Cf. Charles) (see Y (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Charlie — Charlie, Charly englische Kurzform von → Charles; auch ein Mädchenname. Namensträger: Charlie Chaplin, britischer Schauspieler und Regisseur. englische Koseform von → Charlotte; in Deutschland eher als Jungenname bekannt …   Deutsch namen

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  • Charlie — m, f 1 (m.) English and Scottish: pet form of CHARLES (SEE Charles). 2 (f.) English: modern pet form of CHARLOTTE (SEE Charlotte) …   First names dictionary

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