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Star Wars Slang

All descriptions found in this section are derived from The Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia.

Abo
an Imperial slang word used to denote any indigenous lifeform to a planet.

Antenna-breaker
this is an underworld slang term which refers to the hired thugs of a crimelord. Antenna-breakers are the goons sent out to collect the fees and interest charged by their employers, and are under order to break the antennae of their victim if they can't pay up.

Bantha
this is a military slang term referring to an AT-AT walker.

Bantha Brakes
this was spacer's slang for a tractor beam.

Big L
a slang term used by starpilots to refer to lightspeed.

Big Push, The
a slang term referring to the killing of another individual.

Blinker
this was an underworld slang term, used to describe a narcotic addict. It referred to the rapid, involuntary eye movement caused by severe addiction.

Bludfly
this slang term was used to describe any being who would sell their own mother in order to get ahead.

Body Bucket
this was a slang term used by armorers to describe the pieces of armor used by stormtroopers.

Brainpicker
this was a slang term used to describe a being of the Anzati race.

Brandy Ague
starfighter pilot slang for a hangover.

Breakfast
this was Alliance starfighter pilot slang for a pair of TIE Fighters flying in formation.

Bright
Alliance pilot slang for a TIE Advanced starfighter.

BTAD
in the lingo known as deal-slang, this was shorthand for a Boring, Typical, Average Deal.

Burnout
a slang term referring to the loss of a starship's power plant.

Choobies
this is a vulgar slang term for the genitals.

Chroma-neeka
this was a gambler's slang term for any being who worked within the corporate and political bureaucracy to exploit the knowledge that some people are too stupid for their own good. They could steal just about anything out from underneath corporate security, or pose as a government official to steal secret information.

Chunder
this is a Drovian slang term for excrement.

Circuitry Commando
this was Alliance soldier slang for any resistance member or freedom fighter skilled in the use of computers and electronics.

Clutch
this was an Alliance starfighter slang term for a full squadron of Imperial TIE Fighters.

Clutch
New Republic fighter pilot slang for a Tri-fighter, named because of the way the three wings seem to clutch the ball-shaped cockpit.

Cosmic Overdrive
this was a slang term used to describe a starship's fastest possible sublight speed.

Crash and Bash
this was deal-slang for any act of thievery which involved the destruction of non-essential property, to make the act appear to be a random act of piracy.

Creature Chess
a slang term for the Dejarik game.

Creddrone
this slang term refers to the lowest drudges working in the Corporate Sector for minimal wages and living in the poorest of conditions.

Cross
starfighter pilot slang term for a B-Wing.

Dealslang
this underground form of language grew out of the haggling and bargaining often required when dealing with criminal elements.

Deal-slang
this collection of terms and phrases was used by conmen and swindlers, and described many of the activities they took part in.

Decor
this was starfighter pilot slang for the designations of rank each officer wore, and the respect and honor they deserved from other pilots. It was used disparagingly, because it meant flight officers had to keep their opinions to themselves. Many Captains and Commanders preferred to go "no decor" when not on a mission or in the presence of VIPs, since it maintained morale among the squadron-mates.

Dirtdock
this slang term was used by officers of the Corellian Security Force to describe Treasure Ship Row.

Dragship
this was New Republic fighter pilot slang for an Interdictor-class cruiser.

Drill the Woofer
this phrase originated in the lowly cantinas of the galaxy, during the early years of the New Order. A slang phrase, it meant that a being was particularly bad at something, as in "You really drill the woofer!"

Drooling Drebble
in the jargon known as deal-slang, this was the term for a bounty hunter.

Drooling Drebble With Fangs
in the jargon known as deal-slang, this was the term for a particularly nasty bounty hunter.

Dupe
Alliance starpilots' slang for a TIE Bomber.

Duro-crud
this was a slang term defined by the New Republic to describe the muck which covered the surface of Duro, during the effort to reclaim the planet's natural environment.

Dust-happy
this is Corellian slang for anyone addicted to spice.

Edge
this was the Imperial Navy slang term for an Alliance A-Wing starfighter.

Eggshell
this was an Alliance starfighter pilot slang term for an Imperial TIE Fighter, and referred to the TIE's fragile, shieldless hull and shape.

Emperor's Dualities, The
a slang term used by Halla for Palpatine's choobies.

Espo
a slang term for the Corporate Sector Authority's Security Police. It can be used in singular or plural terms.

Eyeball
Alliance starfighter pilot slang term for a TIE Fighter.

Fanboy
this is military slang for a crewman of a hovercraft.

Final Jump
spacer slang for death.

First Kiss
spacer slang for a smooth, gentle landing.

Flammer
this was a slang term used by law enforcement officers to indicate a con artist.

Flux-fiend
this was gambler's slang for any gambler who liked to play flux.

Free-freighter
this was spacer's slang for any transport ship or freighter which was independently owned and operated.

Freighter Bum
a common slang term for any cargo pilot or spacer.

Furball
this was fighter pilot slang for the incredibly complex collection of starships and weaponry that formed an interstellar dogfight.

Gift for Ackbar
this was a slang term used by Alliance agents to indicate a starship which had been spacejacked for use by the Alliance.

Gig
this spacer slang word refers to a myriad of small ships designed for atmospheric or low-orbit operation. They are built as support craft for larger starships, and are often well-armed for combat.

Giggle-dust
spacer slang for most any form of illegal, inhaled drug.

Glick
this was a slang term used to describe a misforunate being.

Glitbiter
a slang term that refers to those addicts of glitterstim spice who consume it in its raw form. They are often high-strung and tend to ramble incoherently.

Gnardly
this is a slang adjective, used to denote something less that wonderful.

Grand
this was New Republic fighter pilot slang for a Yuuzhan Vong grand cruiser.

Green Boys
this was mercenary slang for an Imperial ground force.

Guncta
this creature was known as a lower form of life. Popular slang used the name "guncta" to indicate any being who would lie and cheat to get what they wanted.

Gutter Cookie
this was a slang term used by the natives of Haruun Kal to indicate the thick sludge that formed in the gutters along city streets in Pelek Bew. It was highly corrosive, and would eat through the soles of most shoes if it was stepped in accidentally.

Hard Merchandise
this is bounty hunter slang for the being on which a bounty has been placed.

Haul Jets
a slang phrase meaning "let's get out of here."

Hot-vape
fighter pilot slang for being ambushed.

Howlpack
this was the slang term used to describe any loose affiliation of untrained warriors, during the last decades of the Old Republic. The name derived from the fact that many such group usually attacked in the midst of loud screams and howls, meant to startle their enemies long enough for the warriors to gain an advantage in the fighting.

Hurt Vector
space slang for unemployment and indebtedness.

Hyperdust
a slang term, used when outrunning an opponent and reaching hyperspace ("Eat my hyperdust").

ImpPeRe
this was spacer's slang for the Imperial Penal References.

Impstar
Alliance slang for an Imperial-I class Star Destroyer.

Impstar Deuce
Alliance slang for an Imperial-II class Star Destroyer.

Infochant
a slang term used to describe underworld operatives who sell information for a living.

Invid
this was New Republic pilots' slang for the pirates who worked for Leonia Tavira, and were supported by her Star Destroyer, the Invidious.

Jiffies
this was a slang term for the male genitalia, as in the phrase, "I just slipped your jiffies off the roaster", indicating that one being had saved the life of another.

Jup
this slang term was used by the Korunnai, the true natives of the planet Haruun Kal, to indicate a Balawai prospectorhe planet.

Korno
this slang term was used by the Balawai on Haruun Kal to indicate an Korun individual.

Kwath
this was the slang term used to describe a kurkuoth.

Landing Zone
this is smuggler's slang for a room or a flat.

Level Zip Ship
this was spacer's slang for a starship which was an easy target for theft, because it had very few - if any - security obstacles.

Lightfight
this was Alliance military slang for a ground battle fought with laser weapons.

Lint-nerf
a slang term for a large dust mote.

LTS
starfighter pilot slang for a pilot who is "likely to survive."

Lum Run
this is spacer slang for any routine trip or task.

Manding
this was a slang term used by the children of Esseles to indicate a high level of incredibility, as in, "He's so manding cute!"

Melloon
a slang word used by Dash Rendar to refer to swoop gangmembers.

MRR
this was Alliance fighter pilot slang for the food they were fed after they were captured by Imperial forces. MRR actually stands for "meals ready to regurgitate."

Mud-baller
this is scout slang for anyone who lives on the surface of a planet.

Mudfoot
Imperial military slang for the infantry which accompanies an AT-AT walker.

Mudwater
this was a slang word used by smugglers to describe any cloudy, gritty beverage.

Name It, Claim It Law
this was the slang term for an Old Republic planetary development decree. Under this law, explorers had only to locate remote systems, perform cursory life-form scans, and file for development rights in order to take control of the system.The result was the discovery and naming of a vast number of planetary systems without any real idea what each system and its worlds held.

Nerf Bait
this was spacer's slang for any form of phony lock or security system installed on a starship, which was booby-trapped by the owner in order to catch shipjackers.

NRC
this abbreviation was part of the lingo known as deal-slang, and stood for "not really committed." It inferred the cynical attitude most gamblers had toward the New Republic.

Old Suicide Squads
this was Alliance slang for the original Infiltrators of the Special Forces division.

Peeper
this was Alliance starfighter pilot slang for a TIE/rc fighter.

Pile
this was the Imperial Navy slang term for an Alliance Y-Wing starfighter.

Plastihead
this was smuggler slang for any thick-headed individual.

Pointer
starfighter pilot slang for an X-Wing.

Polyglot
this slang term refers to any higher-order computer language.

Popper
this was the slang term used to describe any riot suppression weapon which used a sonic blast to halt an attacker.

Precog
this was the slang term used to describe any Gotal who could use their sensitive head cones to anticipate an opponent's next move.

Protie
this slang term originated in the Elrood Sector, and was a short way to describe a protocol droid.

Prune Face
this was an Imperial slang term used to describe a member of the Dresselian race.

Puck
military slang for a repulsortank.

Rawmat
this is corporate slang for raw materials.

Reigat Rage
this was the slang term used to describe the incredible fits of anger which sometimes struck the Reigat species. It often resulted in large amounts of destruction.

Rimkin
this is a Core Worlds slang term for anyone who lived beyond the Inner Rim. Most natives of the Outer Rim take great offense at the term.

Rulebook
this slang term was used by many beings who lived in criminal organizations, and referred to a blaster weapon. It derived from the phrase "making your own rules" by taking the law into your own hands and enforcing it at blaster-point.

Sapper
this was the slang term used to describe those individuals who performed hard labor for the Balawai, on the planet Haruun Kal, during the height of the Clone Wars.

SB1
Imperial slang for a battalion's captain, second-in-command to the battalion's major. SB1 is responsible for the unit's intel.

SB2
Imperial slang for a battalion's logistics officer.

SB3
Imperial slang for a battalion's medical officer.

SB4
Imperial slang for a battalion's technical officer.

SB5
Imperial slang for a battalion's headquarters officer. This designation has no counterpart at the company level; SB5 is responsible for coordinating the battalion's support, security, and order.

SC1
Imperial slang for a company's lieutenant, the second in command.

SC2
Imperial slang for a company's logistics officer.

SC3
Imperial slang for a company's medical officer.

SC4
Imperial slang for a company's technical officer.

Scarns
a Sullustan slang word referring to an unknown part of their anatomy.

Scrobb
this Hutt slang term is used to indicate a small denomination of money.

Sellsecret
this was a slang term used on the planet Tatooine to describe any being who make a living buying and selling information. The term sellsecret had a more dubious connotation than infochant.

Seppie
this slang term was used during the Clone Wars to indicate a person who was part of the Separatist movement.

Sevari Sidestep
this term, which was part of the jargon known as deal-slang, was based on the name used to describe a starship maneuver. In the art of the deal, though, it implied the use of finesse and guile to elude the long arm of the law.

Shag
this is Huttese slang for "slave."

Sharp
this was Alliance starfighter pilot slang for a TIE/fc fighter.

Show, The
starfighter pilots' slang for a space battle.

Simsoft
this is military slang for the software which gets loaded into a flight simulator. It defines the mission, the opponent's strength and configuration, and the the artificial intelligence necessary to similate the opponent's actions.

Skip-tracer
a slang term for a collections agent.

Skull
starfighter pilot slang term for a Z-95 Headhunter.

Slim
starfighter pilot slang term for an A-Wing.

Snoopscoot
this was fighter pilot slang for any recoinnaissance craft, such as the Incom T-65R, designed to get in and out of a system to collect data without being discovered.

Snowman
this was a slang term used by the Alliance to describe and Imperial snowtrooper.

Spacer
slang term for a starship pilot.

Spill Air
this is racer slang for the super-heated gases that are created by a hot engine. Spill air can be bled off in order to cool the engine or prevent engine fires.

Spinner
this was the Imperial Navy slang term for an Alliance B-Wing starfighter.

Spore Tour
this was a slang term, used by the members of the Agricultural Corps to refer to any examination of a planet's native plant life and its applications in terraforming.

Squint
this is Alliance fighter pilot slang for a TIE Interceptor. Erisi Dlarit also called it a "wince."

Steelback
this was an Imperial slang term, used by some officers to describe stormtroopers.

Stompasaur
this was a slang term for an Imperial AT-AT walker.

Talkdroid
a slang term for a protocol droid.

Tatooine Tattoo
this was spacer's slang for a deathmark placed on a being by Jabba the Hutt.

Technico
this was starfighter pilot slang, used to describe a starship technician.

Techno
this slang term, popular during the height of the New Order, was used to describe any being who made a living as a technician who worked on complex systems.

Temp-flu
this was starfighter pilot slang for the mental state of mind which overcomes pilots shortly before their tour of duty was up. If they survived long enough, some pilots tried to ensure their continued survival by holding back and not becoming too aggressive.

Tooloo
a slang term used by Dash Rendar to refer to Imperial sensor operators.

Trakkie
this slang term was used in the Outer Rim Territories to describe any droid which used treads to rotating tracks for locomotion.

Triggo
this was a slang term used by Imperial stormtroopers to describe the primitive settlements of alien beings.

Trip
this was New Republic starfighter pilot slang for a TIE Defender, named for its triple wing configuration.

Tuna Boat
this was Alliance pilot slang for a Gallofree Yards Medium Transport.

Tunding
this was a slang adjective, used to disparagingly describe a object.

Unluckies
this was a slang term used in the Elrood Sector during the height of the New Order, and was used to describe those beings who were not native to the Sector but unlucky enough to be living or working there.

Vader Grader
this was shipjacker's slang for a target which was so well protected that even Darth Vader wouldn't be able to steal it.

Wagyx
Corellian slang for the anal region of a human.

Wishbone
starfighter pilot slang term used to describe a Y-Wing.

Wookinate
this slang term was used to indicate the excessive use of force in dealing with a situation, and referred to the battle rage a Wookiee could enter when presented with danger. A verb, it could be used like this: "I'll Wookinate that scout walker!"

Yabbo
a slang term used by Lando Calrissian to refer to bounty hunters.

Yazbo
Imperial slang term for a Kitonak.

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