Slang and Acronyms
angel-n. a benefactor, especially an unknown one.
beetle—n. Better Than Life (BTL) chip/download.
blank—n. a SINless person. v. to kill someone.
breeder-n. Ork slang for a “normal” Human.
business-n. in slang context, crime, also “Biz.”
buzz- go away. buzz off.
chiphead—n. someone hooked on Better Than Life (BTL) chips/downloads.
corpse (also wageslave, zombie)—n. corporate employee/citizen.
dandelion eater (also keeb)—n. vulg. derogatory term for elf.
gaijin—n. Japanese. foreigner, anyone not local or out of their element.
gillette—n. vulg. female street samurai or razorgirl.
glitched—adj. messed up, crazy, drunk.
grep (also grok)—v. understand.
halfer (also stuntie, squat)—n. vulg. derogatory term for dwarf
hermit—n. a commlink user who always operates in hidden mode.
hez—n. Or’zet. courage, sexual prowess.
hoi—n. v. a greeting.
ice—n. security software. Intrusion Countermeasures, or IC.
jacked in—adj. online, wired, having sex.
kick artist (also cleaner)—n. assassin.
link (also comm)—n. commlink.
meshed—adj. online, networked.
Mr. Johnson—n. name often adopted by a person who hires shadowrunners.
mundane—n. or adj. non-magical; a non-magical person.
omae—n. Japanese. friend.
paydata—n. a datafile worth money on the black market.
rad—n. political activist, agitator.
rip—v. download, copy
scan—v. look at, check out, read
slitch—n. vulg. derogatory term for a woman.
slot—v. mild curse word. n. guy (“the poor slot got cacked.”). adj. have sex.
slot and run—hurry up, move quickly.
smoothie—n. vulg. derogatory term for non-ork or non-troll
so ka—Japanese. I get it, I understand.
spider—n. security rigger.
techno—n. short form for technomancers, also “VK” for virtuakinetic.
trog—n. vulg. derogatory term for troll.
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
white hat—n. security hacker.
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.