Shadows over San Francisco Bay
SR Slang Glossary
— Courtesy of WorldWide WordWatch 2070
(vul) = vulgar
(jap) = Japanese or “Japlish” loanword
v. = verb
adj. = adjective
n. = noun
Angel n. A benefactor, especially an unknown one.
Arc n. An arcology.
Beetle n. Street term for BTL chips
Black Beetle n. Street term for a BTL chip with a reputation for killing its user
Bratva n Russian organized criminal family
Breeder n. Ork slang for a “normal” Human. Insulting
BTL n. “Better than Life” a form of illegal simsense, highly addictive
Business n. In slang context, crime, Also “Biz.”
Buzz v. Go away. Buzz off.
Capo n. Mafia Captain
Chipped adj. Senses, skills, reflexes, muscles, and so on, enhanced by cyberware.
Chummer n. “Pal” or “Buddy”.
Comm n. The telephone.
Corp n. 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 (antiquated) n. A cyberdeck. v. To use a cyberdeck, usually illegally.
Decker(antiquated) n. Pirate cyberdeck user. Derived from 20th-centery term “Hacker”.
Deckhead n. Simsense abuser; anyone with a datajack or chipjack.
Don n. Leader of a Mafia Family, sometimes used generically for the Leader of any non-asian Organized Crime group.
Drek n. (vul) A common curse word. adj: Drekky … equivalent to 20th century term “Shit”
Dumped v. Involuntarily ejected from the Matrix.
Exec v. Corporate executive.
Fetishman n. A talismonger.
Frag v. Common swear word. adj: Fragging. … equivalent to 20th century term “Fuck”
Geek v. To kill.
Go-go-go n. A bike gang or gang member.
Heatwave n. Police crackdown.
Hoi Hi Hello. (Familiar form)
Hoop n (vul) another common curse word referring to one’s posterior. … equivalent to 20th century term “Ass”
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.
Joyboy/ Joygirl n. A prostitute (male/ female respectively)
Kobun n. (Jap) Member of a Yakuza clan.
Made Guy n. Member of a Mafia Family
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.
Screamsheet n a news-entertainment Matrix node or datafax. (In)famous for tabloid reporting
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.
SINless n. A person without a legal SIN.
SINner n. A person with a legal SIN.
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.
Street Samurai (or StreetSam) n. Mercenary – often heavily cybered.
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.