vulg. = vulgar
(jap) = Japanese or “Japlish” loanword
v. = verb
adj. = adjective
n. = noun
- Angel – n. A benefactor, especially an unknown one.
- Arc – n. An arcology.
- Blank – n. An IDless person, v. To kill someone.
- Boffo – adj. Big,tons
- Bunraku Parlor – n. Whore house
- Business, Biz – n. In slang context, crime
- Buzz – Go away. Buzz off.
- Chipped – adj. Senses, skills, reflexes, muscles, and so on, enhanced by cyberware.
- Chromed – adj. Cyberized
- Comm – n. The telephone.
- Corp – n, adj. Corporation. Corporate
- Corpse (also Wageslave, Zombie) – n. Corporate citizen/employee
- Cred – n. Money
- 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 (also Cowboy) – n. Pirate cyberdeck user. Derived from 20th-century term “Hacker”.
- Deckhead – n. Simsense abuser; anyone with a datajack or chipjack.
- Dots – n. Digital Object Tags. RFID tags that hold data and/or geographically dependent data
- Drek – n. vulg. A common curse word. adj. Drekky
- Dumped – v. Involuntarily ejected from the ‘Net.
- Exec – v. Corporate executive.
- Frag – v. Common swear word. adj, Fragging.
- Gaijin – n. (Jap) Foreigner, anyone not local or who is otherwise out of their element
- Geek – v. To kill.
- Gillette – n. vulg. Female street samurai or razorgirl
- Glitched – adj. messed up, crazy, drunk
- Grep (also Grok) – v. Understand
- Heatwave – n. Police crackdown.
- 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.
- Jacked – adj. Online, wired, having sex.
- Jander – v. To walk in an arrogant yet casual manner; to strut.
- Joyboy/Joygirl/Joytoy – n. Prostitute
- Kick Artist (also cleaner) – n. Assassin
- Kobun – n. (Jap) Member of a Yakuza clan. (See also: Yak)
- Meat – n. Slang for body. Usually used by those who spend a large amount of time in the ‘Net.
- Mr. Johnson – n. Refers to an anonymous employer or corporate agent.
- Nutrisoy – n. Cheaply processed food product, derived from soybeans
- Omae – n. (Jap) Friend
- 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”. (See also: Sprawl)
- Rad – n. A political activist, agitator.
- Rip – v. Download, copy
- Razorguy – n. Heavily cyberized street samurai or other muscle.
- Samurai – n. (Jap) Mercenary or muscle for hire. Implies honor code.
- Sarariman – n. (Jap) From “salaryman.” A corporate employee. (See Shaikujin)
- Scan – v. look at, check out, read
- 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. (See Sarariman)
- Simsense – n. Digital sensory broadcast or recording accessed through a cyberdeck-like device.
- Slitch – n. vulg. Derogatory term for a woman
- Slot and Run – v. Hurry up. Get to the point. Move it.
- So ka – (Jap) I understand. I get it.
- Soykaf – n. Coffee substitute made from soybeans.
- Sprawl – n. a metroplex (see Plex); v. fraternize below one’s social level.
- Suit – n. A “straight citizen.” (See Also: Shaikujin, Sarariman, Corpse, Wageslave, Zombie)
- Trid – n. Three-dimensional successor to video.
- Vanilla – adj. Normal
- Vatjob – n. A person with extensive cyberware or bioware replacement, reference is to a portion of the process during which the patient must be submerged in nutrient fluid or to the way the bioware was grown.
- Wetwork – n. Assassination. Murder.
- White Hat – n. Security hacker.
- Wired – adj. Equipped with cyberware, especially increased reflexes.
- Yak – n. (Jap) Yakuza. Either a clan member or a clan itself.
Customized from Shadowrun 4th Edition Core Rulebook and The Shadowslang Glossary.