Slang Guidebook

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(vul) = vulgar
(jap) = Japanese or “Japlish” loanword
(Sperethiel) = The “Ancient” Language of the Elves
v. = verb
adj. = adjective
n. = noun

Angel n. A benefactor, especially an unknown one.
Arc n. An arcology.
Breeder n. Ork slang for a “normal” Human.
Business n. In slang context, crime, Also “Biz.”
Buzz Go away. Buzz off.
Chipped adj. Senses, skills, reflexes, muscles, and so on, enhanced by cyberware.
Chummer n. “Pal” or “Buddy”.
Comm n. The telephone.
Corp nl, adj. Corporation. Corporate
Dandelion Eater n., adj. Elf or elven. Highly Insulting.
Dataslave n. Corporate decker or other data processing employee.
Datasteal n. Theft of data from a computer, usually by decking.
Deck n. A cyberdeck. v. To use a cyberdeck, usually illegally.
Decker n. Pirate cyberdeck user. Derived from 20th-centery term “Hacker”.
Deckhead n. Simsense abuser; anyone with a datajack or chipjack.
Drek n. (vul) A common curse word. adj: Drekky
Dumped v. Involuntarily ejected from the Matrix.
Exec v. Corporate executive.
Fetishman n. A talismonger.
Frag v. Common swear word. adj: Fragging.
Geek v. To kill.
Go-go-go n. A bike gang or gang member.
Heatwave n. Police crackdown.
Hoi Hi, Hello. (Familiar form)
Hose v. Louse up. Screw up.
Ice n. Security software. “Intrusion Countermeasures,” or IC.
Jack v. Jack In, or enter cyberspace. Jack out, or to leave cyberspace.
Jander v. To walk in an arrogant yet casual manner; to strut.
Kobun n. (Jap) Member of a Yakuza clan.
Mr. Johnson n. Refers to an anonymous employer or corporate agent.
Mundane n. adj. (vul) Non-magician or non-magical.
Nutrisoy n. Cheaply processed food product, derived from soybeans
Nuyen n. World standard of currency.
Oyabun n. (Jap) Head of a Yakuza clan.
Panzer n. Any ground-effect combat vehicle.
Paydata n. A datafile worth money on the black market.
Plex n. A metropolitan complex, or “metroplex”.
Poli n. A policlub or policlub member.
Razorguy n. Heavily cybered samurai or other muscle.
Samurai n. (Jap) Mercenary or muscle for hire. Implies honor code.
Sarariman n. (Jap) From “salaryman.” A corporate employee.
Screamer n. Credstick or other ID that triggers computer alarms if used.
Seoul Man n. A member of a Seoulpa ring.
Seoulpa ring n. A small criminal gang with connections to others like it.
Shaikujin n. (Jap) Lit. “Honest citizen.” A corporate employee.
Simsense n. ASIST sensory broadcast or recording.
Slot v. Mild curse word.
Slot and Run v. Hurry up. Get to the point. Move it.
So ka (Jap) I understand. I get it.
Soykaf n. Ersatz coffee substitute made from soybeans.
Sprawl n. a metroplex (see Plex); v. fraternize below one’s social level.
Suit n A “straight citizen.” See Shaikujin, Sarariman.
System Identification Number (SIN) n. Identification number assigned to each person in the society.
Trid n. Three-dimensional successor to video.
Trog n. (vul) An Ork or Troll. From “troglodyte.” Highly insulting.
Vatjob n. A person with extensive cyberware replacement, reference is to a portion of the process during which the patient must be submerged in nutrient fluid.
Wagemage n. A magician (usually mage) employed by a corporation.
Wetwork n. Assassination. Murder.
Wired adj. Equipped with cyberware, especially increased reflexes.
Wizard n. A magician, usually a mage; adj. gear, wonderful, excellent.
Wizworm n. slang. A dragon.
Yak n. (Jap) Yakuza. Either a clan member or a clan itself.


Drek n. A common curse word. adj: Drekky
Frag – “fuck”, from military jargon
Fuck n. v. The Old Classic. adj: Fucking
Ksu (Jap) n. Shit.
Slot v. a mild curse word. n. guy (“that poor slot got cacked”). adj. have sex
Tech (Sperethiel) n. common swear word, equivalent to “drek”

Name Calling

Breeder n. Ork slang for a “normal” Human.
Celenit (Sperethiel) n. Derogatory term for a non-elf
Dandelion Eater n. Derogatory term for an Elf.
Dataslave n. Corporate hacker or other data processing employee.
Gilette n. a Female Street Samurai or Razor-Girl. Highly insulting.
Goronagit (Sperethiel) n. Derogatory term for an elf who isn’t part of an elven group.
Goronit (Sperethiel) n. barbarian, generic insult.
Halfer n. Derogatory term for a Dwarf. Highly insulting.
Keeb n. Derogatory term for an Elf. From “Keebler Elves.” Highly insulting.
Mundane n. adj. Non-magician or non-magical.
Slitch n. A derogatory term for a woman of an metahuman background. Highly insulting.
Smoothie n. derogatory term for a non-Ork/Troll.
Trog n. An Ork or Troll. From “troglodyte.” Highly insulting.
Tusker n. Ork. Racially derogatory.
Wineg (Sperethiel) n. Derogatory term for an ork or troll


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