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Shadowrun & Cyberpunk glossary

Compiled by Jes Wulfsberg Nielsen


2020 Hindsight The wise act of watching Avatar Construction Set The trade-name
your back. for Microdeck's popular, of-the-shelf,
A-Boys A type of boostergang whose motif custom icon design kit.
is a specific animal. Azzie A derogitory term for Aztechnology
Ace 1) An expert in the field. 2) Friend, in general or any of its
buddy, pal. employees/holdings/assets in particular.
Aces The very best. BA Pronounced "Bee-Aye", shorthand for
Ace of Spades Solo term for death in either Bad-Ass or Black Agent (q.v.).
combat. To "draw the ace" is to die in Badge Police or corporate security.
battle. "Drawing the ace" is a short-hand Bagged and Tagged To die.
expression with the same meaning. Bagman Street slang for a criminal courier.
Aesthetics Simple cosmetic surgery. Bakebrain General purpose derogatory
AI Artificial Intelligence. A computer or term indicating someone with limited or
network-based entity, originally designed damage mental faculties (frequently due
to solve complex problems, that has to excessive use of neural cyberware.)
achieved self-awareness. Usually under (Syn. asshole, idiot, jerk, moron.)
the control of a megacorp (q.v.), but not Ballerina A reflex boosted female assassin
always (see Rogue). in the employ of a major corp (q.v.).
Airfilm Shorthand term for an narrow 'Base Database.
air-cushion train. Banger Any one of the four, standard,
Alien Derogatory grounder term for ofensive positions on an urban brawl
someone who lives in space (a highrider). team.
AMF "Adios, ". Good-bye. Typically B.B. Either "Big Brother" or "Boys in Black".
derogatory. See Boys in Black.
Angel A benefactor, especially an unknown B-D Breakdown.
one. Beetle A BTL simsense chip or recording.
AniMan, AniMen Derogatory term for a From the acronym, "Better Than Life."
body sculpted individual who resembles Bennie An out-of-towner (see Gaijin).
an animal form. Berserkide Any combat drug, particularly
APC An abbreviation for an Armored Black Lace. (Syn. freakers.)
Personnel Carrier, eg. an Ares Citymaster, Bif The modern equivalent of the archaic
or LAV-93 "Devil Rat." term, "bimbo."
Apter Pronunciation of the acronym APTR Bioroid A full-body conversion cyborg.
(Augmented Program Trained Reflex). Biosoft 1) Cybernetic software chips that
(Syn. skillsoft or reflex chip.) This type of incorporate biological components in their
chip provides new reflex-based skills for construction. Thought to be superior in
the user. performance to purely artificial chips. 2)
Arc, Arco An arcology. A self-contained Generic term for any cyber-data chip
living environment, usually pyramidal or which plugs into a neural processor to
domed. May belong to a corporation, provide new skills or knowledge (also
government agency, or non-profit known as microsofts and skillsofts).
organization. From arcology, eg. the Biosystem Overstress The often fatal,
Renraku Pyramid in Seattle. heart attack-like condition, caused by
Artist An extremely professional hit-man, excessive bioware implantation.
who usually has a signature. Bioware Any biological enhancement or
ASIST "Artificial Sensory Induction System replacement. See wetware.
Technology." The industry name for Bithead Slang for a decker or "nerdy"
simsense. computer enthusiast (cf. wirehead 1.).
AV Pronounced "Aie-Vee", shorthand term Bit Jockey Programmer.
for a variety of hover-vans. Bitmap A piece of software spelled out in
Avatar Decker slang for a personal Matrix binary.
icon. Also called, a persona.

Bitty Box A primitive, underpowered, or Brother See B.B.
generally useless computer or other Brush-up A shadowrun to collect
electronic device. background information.
Biz Street slang for crime. From, BTL chip A "Better Than Life" chip (also
"business." called "DreamChips"). An illegal
Black, Big Black (HR) Space. The final cyber-data chip which provides the user a
frontier. Where no man... well, you get the combination of artificial reality coupled
idea. with direct stimulation of diferent centers
Black Agent (Corp) An illegal operative. of the brain. Though typically designed to
Black Ops Any unofficial, corporate provide a pre-programmed fantasy, the
shadow-operations, either in-house or artificial reality need not be coherent, i.e.
hired-out. it can provide a totally hallucinatory
Black Ice Illegal countermeasure software environment. Chips are typically designed
which causes physical harm or death to to burn out after one use, both to prevent
an intruder (see Ice). the users brain from overloading from the
Black Clinic A medical facility which sustained stimulation, and to
specializes in the implant of illegal or force the user to purchase additional chips.
unregistered cyberware. BTL chips are psychologically addictive and
Blade 1) A professional soldier or fighter, repeated, frequent use causes permanent
specializing in edged weapons. 2) A brain damage.
surgeon or doctor. Bronze slang (usually derogative) term for
Blank An individual without a SIN (q.v.). law enforcement officials.
Blaster The single, LMG-carrying, ofensive Breetva (Rus.) Razor. Anyone with
position on an urban brawl team. combat-oriented cyberware.
Bleed To attack, injure, or kill. Bruce Pronunciation of the hacker acronym
Blood Money Income from the illegal sale BRS (Big Red Switch). 1) To deactivate a
of organs to a body bank. machine. 2) To kill someone or render
Blowing Code A decker term for inputing them senseless.
or uploading information. Buck Rogers Derogatory phrase for an
Blue Moon An honest Night City police individual (usually a Solo) obsessed with
officer. high-tech weaponry (e.g. lasers,
Body Bank A storage facility for transplant microwaves.)
organs. Many are illegal and actively Buf To attack viciously with intent to maim
"recruit" new merchandise. or kill.
Body Sculpt The process of having the Bug-Out To flee from a situation or area.
body totally re-molded by vat-grown Bullet-Stopper See Guardian Angel.
tissue & advanced plastic surgery. Bushi (Jap) Honor or Code of Honor. A key
Booster 1) Any gang member who displays concept for most edgerunners (q.v.), as
a strong affinity for cyberware. 2) Gang they frequently have little else to call
member that uses cyberware, leathers, their own at times.
and violence as a way of life. Business, "Biz" In slang context, crime.
Boostergang A gang that uses cyberware, Buttonhead See Wirehead.
leathers, and violence as a way of life. Buzz Buzz of. Go away. Leave.
Bopper A robot. BWANT A Seattle term meaning, to attack
'Borg See Bioroid. all out for no apparent reason. See
'Borg'ed Excessive use of cybernetic body slammit-on 2.
modifications. Bwant Decker slang for a very
Bount Bounty hunter. untrustworthy employer, likely to be
Bourgie, Bourgy Common or low-class selling a death wish.
(from bourgeoisie). C-SWAT ("see-swat") Cybernetic Special
Boys in Black Arasaka security personnel. Weapons And Tactics, the police elite who
Bosozuki (jap) a "street samurai." tackle cybered perps. See shadowriders.
Bount A bounty hunter. Card 1) SIN Card (q.v.). 2) To demand that
Brain Potato A Braindance addict. a person show their personal
Brain Tap A datajack or a chipjack. identification.
Brandy A highly popular, of-the-shelf, Carpet A electronic warfare jamming
female avatar, with customizable body device.
attributes & facial expressions. Castrato See Muzak-Man.
Breeder Orc slang for a "normal" human. Cat A cat burglar.
Bridge & Tunnel Crowd Commuters. Catalog A Class-A information dossier.

Catfood The unit number of trained Chummliechen The German form of
soldiers needed to reduce a runner team chummer.
to catfood, eg. one catfood worth. Chummer "Pal" or "Buddy". May be used
Causing static Starting trouble. sarcastically.
Cement poisoning What a person dies of Chunking Eating on the run, eating as a
after being pushed of of a multi-story secondary activity.
building and hitting the sidewalk. Also Cinema A movie or simsense, usually in
known as deceleration trauma. tri-d.
Chalk outline See Sidewalk outline. CIRS Cybernetic Implant Rejection
Check out To die. Syndrome: a psychotic aberration
Chill Street slang for freon, a commodity sufered by excessive users of cyberware.
now, available only to the rich who still City Speak A hybrid street language,
have air-conditioners. incorporating a mishmash of Japanese,
Chilled A hip term meaning, to be cool, Spanish, German, Cantonese, etc.
together. Clavie 1) Any person who lives in an
Chinese Take-out Anything extremely enclave. 2) A playful or familiar cut-down
jumbled or messy. (e.g. "That riotgun or "slam," used among friends.
made his chest look like Chinese Cleaner An assassin (or team) used to
take-out."). eliminate all traces of a mission, including
Chip-truth The absolute truth. the participants.
Chiphead A person addicted to simsense Clint The male counterpart to a Brandy,
chips. but handsome & cragy, with chisled
Chipped 1) Anyone/thing enhanced by features & limited facial expressions.
cyberware (e.g. senses, skills, reflexes, Collar (Derogatory) A white-collar worker,
and so on.) 2) To interface through usually a low-level employee of a
cyberware. megacorp.
Choombata, Choomba (Bantu) Friend. Combat Drugs Designer drugs for military
Buddy. Neo-African slang for a use.
friend/family member. Roughly equivalent Combat Zones Areas of urban decay in
to chummer. major cities, characterized by high crime
Choo Slang for CHOOH-2, a synthetic rates, unmaintained streets and buildings,
meta-alcohol fuel. poor police coverage, high concentrations
Choob Jerk, nerd, weirdo. of homeless people, and frequent
Chop A credcard or credchip. outbreaks of (often gang-related)
Chop shop A black clinic (q.v.). violence.
Chopping The process of cracking a stolen COM-INT An abbreviation for
credcard or credchip. COMmunications INTelligence, ie. bugs &
Chow Chit See Kibble Card. wire-taps, and their users.
Chromatic 1) Heavy Metal music. 2) Of or Comm Telephone.
relating to Heavy Metal music 3) Anything Config (HR) To arrange something.
wild, fantastic, or bodacious. Construct ("CON-struct") A mobile,
Chrome 1) Flash, glitter, bells and whistles, complex program, often combining
tinsel. Material used to spice up the multiple pieces of (difrent types of) IC.
appearance of something. 2) Sexy Corp 1) Corporation. 2) Of or relating to a
features on a program, not needed for corporation, its assets, personnel, or
functionality but radiating style (e.g. a anything corporate.
guillotine instead of a trash can icon). 3) Corpse 1) A corporate executive, a
Generic reference to cyberware. CORPorate Sleaziness Expert. 2) A
Chrome-Bangers Derogatory term for the corporate assassin, CORPorate Security
C-SWAT team or "psychosquad". (Syn. Expert.
"Circuit Breakers".) Cortex bomb A small, implanted explosive
Chromed The state of being equipped with device (usually in the skull) that
obvious ofensive augmentations. detonates in response to a timer or
Chromer 1) Metalheads, heavy metal fans. remote signal. Usually implanted against
2) A member of a gang dedicated to hard the wearer's will to keep them in line.
(chromatic) rock music (usually a specific Most cortex bombs will detonate
band) and mindless violence. The original automatically if tampered with.
"party animals". Cowboy A very hot, professional
Chuck Caucasian person. Usually deckjockey.

Coyote (Mex.) Some who smuggles Dataslave A corporate decker or a data
(usually illegal immigrants) across the processing employee.
U.S./Mexico border. Datasteal Theft of data from a computer,
Crease To kill. - Creased: Killed. usually by decking.
Cred Money, typically electronic funds. DDR An expert in "Difficult Data Retrieval".
Credcard A personal electronic debit card A tactful form of address for a netrunner.
commonly carried in place of actual See Deckjockey.
currency. Dead Presidents Old (pre-collapse) United
Credchip See credcard. States paper currency.
Credstick A small, tapered, plastic DEBS Transvestites, a type of posergang.
cylinder, that serves as both ID & credit Deceleration trauma See Cement
card, and occasionally, a room key. poisoning.
CSC A "Computer Sabotage Consultant". A Deck 1) Cyberdeck. 2) To use a cyberdeck
tactful form of address for a netrunner. illegally.
See Deckjockey. Decker A pirate cyberdeck user. Derived
Cube A decker who operates within the from 20th century term "hacker." See
confines of the law, ie. the 3-dimensional Deckjockey.
evolution of the term, "square." Deckhead 1) A SimSense abuser. 2)
Culture Vulture A member of the media. Anyone with a datajack or chipjack. 3)
Curse, the CIRS. Derogatory term for a netrunner.
Cut-Out Chip A quasi-legal piece of neural Deckjockey An expert cyberdeck user,
cyberware, that selectively turns of usually a specialist and covertly accessing
specified stimuli from/to the brain. and stealing from corporate databases.
C-YA Pronounced as "see ya", acronym for Deep Reality The real world we live in. As
"Cover Your Ass". opposed to the realities we create for
Cyberaxe Any musical instrument ourselves within our minds (e.g. fantasy
(although typically a guitar) that is games) and in our processors (e.g.
equipped with a cybernetic interface. cyberspace).
Cyberdeck Hardware used to access DeeVee Devalue. To make something
cyberspace through a DNI link. worthless.
Cyberpsychosis A psychotic aberration Delta A smuggling aircraft.
sufered by excessive users of cyberware Deltajock A hotshot pilot.
(see CIRS). Deniable Saumrai slang for anyone hired
Cyberpsycho Squad Any specialized law to disavow, after the fact, all knowledge
enforcement unit, eg. C-SWAT, who tracks about a hosed run & participants.
down cybernetic psychotics. Derm 1) An adhesive skin patch used to
Cyberspace 1) The conceptual space apply medication. 2) A designer drug,
within a computer. 2) The conceptual applied to the dermis, that increases
medium within which computer healing and limits fatigue.
communication takes place, e.g. De-Rezz 1) To terminate a program. 2) To
Electronic Bulletin Boards, online services, kill someone.
databases, or in general the program DI Digital Intelligence. A computer
space of any computer which can run a intelligence made up of the recorded
communication program. 3) A slang term knowledge of one or more human
for the global computer network. experts. This is less complex and
Cyberware Any cybernetic/bionic body expensive than developing an AI (q.v.).
implant which replaces or augments a Die of the measles In military parlance,
specific body function. an assassination which makes the death
Cylon Derogatory term for corporate appear to be of natural causes.
security personnel. Dilligaf! I could care less. Buzz of! Go
Daddy, Dadie An "add-on" chip; a away! From the acronym, "Do I Look Like I
cyber-data chip containing a programmed Give A Frag?"
skill which augments existing skills or Dinks Any member of a rival boostergang.
provides new ones. These chips provide Dirtboy Airborne rigger slang for a male
"instant" training of a normally unknown non-flier.
ability (e.g. flying a jet). Dirtnap Slang for death, as in "he's takin' a
Dandelion Eater An Elf, very insulting. dirtnap."
See also Keeb. Dirtside (HR) A reference to a planetary
Dark, the (HR) Space. (See Big Black.) surface (as opposed to space).

Dirtsider (HR) Derogatory term for Edge The fringe of society, where many
someone who rarely or never is in space. engage in illegal or semi-legal acts or
Dirty 1) Derogatory term for low-tech life-styles.
(paper & pencil, walking, etc.) 2) Any Edgerunner Someone who lives on the
traceable illegal item. 3) Contaminated. edge (q.v.).
Dis Disrespect; to treat with disrespect. Edgezone A strip, grey area, area of
Disappear To cause a person, and all potential "coolness".
known references to that person, to Electrocur A guard dog with augmented
become difficult or impossible to find. ofensive capabilities.
DNI Direct Neural Interface. ELINT ("EE-lint") An abbreviation for
Do Ugly To beat up or be beaten up (e.g. Electronic Intelligence.
"Boy, somebody sure did him ugly!") ELSUR ("EL-sur") An abbreviation for
Doc Box A slang term for a medic's Electronic Surveillance.
instrument kits, usually run at least Enclave Corporate subsidized housing aka
partially by an expert system. the projects.
Dock (HR) To have sex. Euro Eurodollars.
Domo Arigato (jap) "thank you." Eurodollar The most commonly accepted
'Dorph A synthetic analogue for standard currency in the modern world.
endorphins (organic painkillers produced Exec Corporate executive.
naturally by the human body). Used to Exotic An obviously biosculpted individual,
suppress pain and shock. Addictive. usually with non-human features (fangs,
Dorph Gang A type of street gang that fur, tail, etc.).
takes and distributes synthetic endorphin Expert System A sophisticated program
drugs. with access to a large database, capable
'Dorpher Member of a gang primarily of analyzing & making decisions.
identified by their heavy and frequent Extraction 1) A corporate kidnapping. 2)
drug use. Very unpredictable. The removal of a (combat) team from its
Double Tap To kill cleanly with a single operational area.
gunshot (ref. entry and exit wounds). (E.g. Face, The Decker slang for 1) an interface,
"Someone double tapped him right 2) jacking-into the Matrix.
between the eyes.") Faceman A sub-fixer in the employ of a
Doughboy/girl Derogatory term for major fixer, supporting that superiors
someone wearing too much body armor. network.
Download See Fuse. Fate Meat Someone bound for the body
Downtime Free time; of the job. banks. "It is his fate to be meat"
Draga (Hungarian) Expensive. Foot, Feet Derogatory term for police.
Dreamqueen A simsense abuser. (From flatfoot.)
Drek Common curse word (archaic "shit"). Ferryman Term for an expert assassin.
adj: drekky. Believed to be derived from the famed
Drek Run Any shadowrun of very little pay Eurosolo Charon, who took his handle
or challenge, ofered when good work is from the figure in Greek mythology who
scarce, or to newbies as a test. ferried the dead across the river Styx to
Drig Copulation. Expletive. Hades.
Dr. Know 1) A contact who always seems Fetishman A talismonger, a dealer in
to have useful info. 2) a seller of magical items.
knowledge and skill chips. FIBUA Samurai slang for urban combat.
Duck A person who carries more weapons From the acronym, "Fighting In Built-Up
than could possibly be needed. Areas."
Dumped Involuntarily ejected from the Firelane The clear area a weapon can put
matrix. (Also while rigging or during a its shots into.
simsense viewing). Fixer A go-between, deal maker,
Dump shock The disorientation resulting information broker. Also a fence or mover
from the rapid cutof of a simsense signal. of illegal goods.
Dust To kill. Flash - 1) Anything spectacular (e.g. "That
DZ Abbreviation for Drop Zone, a deck has a lot of flash!") 2) Hard currency
parachutist's/pilot's touch-down target. (e.g. "Loan me some flash.")
Also landing zone (see also Hot LZ). Flashdealer A street vender with his wares
Eddies Phonetic pronunciation of "EDs", concealed inside his volumnious coat.
meaning Eurodollars.

Flatline 1) A state of death (ref. flat EEG Gahump A General Purpose Heavy
traces upon brain-death) which may refer Maching Gun, possibly from the failed
to either a machine (usually a deck or attempt to pronounce its acronym (?).
other computer) or a person. Usually a Gaijin (Jap.) A derogatory term for a
result of an encounter with black ice foreigner or outsider.
during a netrun. 2) To die, usually killed in Gander Street slang for a pimp (see also
the matrix by Black IC. goose).
Flea (Net) A non-netrunner who Gangbanger A member of a street gang.
accompanies a netrunner on a netrun by Garbage Detail (Corp) A retaliatory raid,
using a "trode set. usually against a streetgang or
Flickercladding A synthetic plastic street-ronin, which takes corporate solos
material impregnated with fiber optics into non-corporate controlled parts of the
and temperature gauges designed to city. (Syn. "trash run".)
respond to skin temperature, a 21st Gargoyle Someone whose job is gathering
century version of the mood ring, but is intelligence in the field, normally
worn as clothing. bedecked with surveillance gear.
Floor Routine From gymnastics, a (usually Gato (Spanish) A smooth operator, cool
futile) attempt to dodge automatic person; a Fixer.
weapons fire. Geek To kill or die.
Fodder A derogatory term fixers use for Geese the plural form of "goose," ie. more
solos. than one prostitute.
Fold - 1) A slang term for flexible (paper or GEV Any hovering craft or device, eg. a
plastic) currency. 2) To shut down panzer. From the acronym for "Ground
something or someone (e.g. "This Efects Vehicle."
operation is about to fold.") Gewalt (Ger.) Violence.
Footprint A characteristic "hacking" style; Ghost A deckjockey who assists a "physical
consisting of such elements as speed, entry team" by entered and controlling
number and length of pauses, the computer of the target site.
commonly-appearing commands, words, Ghost in the Machine (Net) See Gibson
phrases, and mistakes. (2).
Fossil 1) An elderly person. 2) Someone Gibson 1) Someone who tells the future; a
who refuses to give up old ways. 3) Any psychic. 2) (Net) Unexplained phenomena
old or obsolete item. in the Net. (Syn. "Ghost in the Machine".)
Frag 1) Common curse word. adj: Fragging. Gillette A heavily cybered samurai, or
2) To kill someone with a fragmentation other mucsle (see razorguy).
grenade. Giri (Jap.) A debt of honor; duty or
Freakers See Berserkide. obligation.
Fred 1) Any straight, unimaginative citizen, Glitter Clothes Clothes made of
usually a shirt (q.v.). 2) An elder person or flickercladding.
someone who clings to outmoded ideas or Glitterboy/girl A rich person, media
practices (from Fred Flintstone). See figure, rock star or simsense star.
Fossil. Glitter Folk Rich people who only have
Fringe, The Edges of society where time and money.
nomads hang out, barrens. Glom To group or gather, as in "to glom at
Frob To alter control settings in a random a concert" or "they glommed at
or mischievous fashion. Matchsticks last night."
Fumigation An assault in which no Go-go Member of a go-go-gang.
survivors are left. Term first used by Go-(go-)gang A bike gang.
bwant in Seattle. Go LEO To make a trip into Low Earth Orbit.
Furball 1) Any sort of confusion, snarl-up, Goblinization Derogatory slang for the
or traffic jam. 2) An intense, chaotic 2011 UGE, normally reserved for refering
battle. to Orks & Trolls.
Fuse To kill someone possessing large Gomasuri (jap) "a sycophant," ie. one who
quantities of cyberware. (Syn. "short-circ" is a servile, self-seeking flatterer.
or "download".) Gomi (Jap.) Junk, garbage. Japanese slang
Futokoro-Gatana (jap) A right-hand man. term for any site that has been reclaimed
Lit. "blossom dagger," he who'd kill you if and built on.
you were in too much pain to complete Gonk Idiot or fool.
sepuku. Goose Street slang for a prostitute.

GoTo 1) A dossier, usually illegally Hit and Run A shadowrun to drop viruses
compiled. 2) An inquiry for background or worms into a computer system.
info on someone or something. See also Hitcher Jacks Cyberdeck attachments that
brush-up. allow non-cybered companions to
Gothic A member of a posergang whose accompany a decker into the Matrix. See
motif is death and old black & white trode-net.
movies. Hitmage A magic-using assassin.
Gray IC An active, legal, defensive, IC HM(H)VV The mutating blood-borne
program, capable of causing damage to a disease responsible for vampires. From,
cyberdeck. "Human-Metahuman Vampiric Virus."
Grok See suss. Hoi Hi, Hello.
Grunge A derogatory term for an ork. Holo 1) A holographically generated image.
Grounder A (usually derogatory) term 2) A Eurodollar.
used by highriders for planet-side Homerun A shadowrun made on own
residents. initiative, and for personal gain, as
Guardian Angel Solo on a bodyguard job. opposed to being hired and paid by
(Syn. "bullet-stopper".) another to perform a specific task.
Gumby From Monty Python, an act of Hoop A mild curse word, referring to a
minor but conspicuous stupidity (e.g. person's backside.
"Pulling a gumby.") Hound-Tipping Popular street practice of
Gumi (jap) The Yakuza syndicate. Lit. ambushing and reprogramming police
"extended family." robohounds.
Gutter Jumpers Claim jumpers among the Hose 1) Make a mistake; screw up. 2) To
homeless, squatters. spray someone with automatic weapons
Gutterpunk A slang term for street rifraf. fire.
Gyro A small one or two man helicopter, Hot LZ 1) A landing-zone under hostile fire
eg. a Wasp or Yellow-jacket. or control 2) Of or relating to making a
Hackware Software produced by landing under fire (see landing hot).
amateurs. Distinguished by the fact that it Hydro, "H" 1) Shorthand term for
works and is ready 2 years before the hydrogen fuel. 2) Anyone crazy enough to
professional version. Characterized by take it as a drug.
non-standard code, lack of comments, I.A.D. A set series of actions performed by
and great chrome. combat teams to speed reactions. From,
Hai (jap) Lit. "yes." (Unless the question "Immediate Action Drills."
was phrased negatively, then it's "no.") Ice Security software. Intrusion
See Iie. Countermeasures, or IC.
Hairball See Furball. Icebreaker Any program or software
Halfer Ork slang for a dwarf, often designed to penetrate or foil ice.
derogatory. Iie (jap) Lit. "no." (Unless the question was
HALO an abbreviation for any High-Altitude phrased positively, then it's "yes.") See
Low Open para-glider/chute operation or Hai.
insertion. Indie Independent, underground,
Handle A working nick-name by which one self-employed.
is known on the streets. Also street-name. Info Bro Information broker.
Hard Cool, hip, tough. A flattering term. Ingentization The formal, nonvulgar term
Hardsuit A suit of powered-armor. for UGE, often reserved for referring to
Hardwired 1) Having Cyberware. 2) Orks & Trolls.
Unable to change, inflexible options. Injun Country/Territory 1) Any
Harry Complimentary term applied to an enemy-controlled area. 2) Any of the NAN
especially lethal piece of hardware. lands, highly insulting.
Heatwave A police crackdown. Input Girlfriend, female companion.
Heavy Either of the two heavily armed, Insertion The delivery of a team near or to
ofensive positions on an urban brawl its operational area.
team Iron Usually weapons, but can also refer to
Hexed 1) Afflicted with cyberpsychosis. 2) vehicles.
Obsessed with the Net. Iron, Big Heavy duty weapons or vehicles.
Highrider Someone who lives or works in ISSV (ger) An acronym for "Internationaler
space (typically, all of their life). Stadtkrieg Sport Verein." Lit. International
Hikunuki (jap) To kidnap from a Urban Combat Sport ("Brawl") Union.
corporation. Lit. "to extract."

Jack - 1) Jack In, or enter cyberspace. Jack Kittycat Run A drek run (q.v.), so named
Out, or leave cyberspace. 2) A DNI when a Johnson had a group of runners
connection (usually in the skull) for a rescue a kidnapped feline.
cyberdeck. 3) Money. Klepto, Kleptoid Thief, prowler.
Jacked 1) Senses, skills, reflexes, muscles, Kludge A makeshift or temporary solution
and so on enhanced by cyberwear. 2) To to a problem, usually sloppy and
be connected to cyberspace, a rigged inefficient.
vehicle/security system, or a simsense Knife Bullets Armor piercing ammunition.
playback unit. Know, The Knowledge or information.
Jacked-In Actively using a cyberdeck. Konban Wa (jap) Lit. "good evening."
Jake 1)A homosexual prostitute. 2) A Konnichi Wa (jap) Lit. "good afternoon."
hustler. (Both uses are derogatory.) Kobun A Yakuza clan member.
Jam 1) To fight or run away. 2) To have sex. Krovvy (Rus.) Bloody.
Jamming 1) Sex. 2) Moshing heavily in a -Kun (jap) Lit. a familiar, almost paternal,
band. 3) Being involved in a paramilitary name suffix/form of address.
operation involving a large amount of Kuromaku (jap) A fixer. Lit. "one who
flying bullets and shrapnel. arranges." From the operator of puppets
Jander To walk in a casual or arrogant who stands behind a black stage.
manner, to strut. Landing Hot A fast landing under hostile
Jazzed Equipped with reflex-enhancing fire or in a damaged vehicle.
cyberware. Latch Jockey Digital hardware designer
Jihyo (jap) Lit. "a letter of resignation." Leash A corporate safeguard implanted
Jock, Jockey A person with technical skills into an employee to ensure loyalty and
of a high order (e.g. deckjockey, continued service. Cortex bombs and
deltajock, panzerjock). sabotaged chipware are common
Johnson See Mr. Johnson. examples.
JoyBoy/JoyGirl Prostitute. Lector Complimentary term used by
Joytoy A prostitute who has been boostergang members about a non-gang
cybernetically modified or sculpted to member when impressed by that
match the specifications of the user. individuals ability to perform acts of
Juggler A specialized type of decker who extreme violence.
jacks-in primarily to role-play/compete on Leech Street-doc or med-tech, particularly
the Matrix's Game-Grids. one that is expensive or unrelaible.
Juvie/Juve 1) Street slang for anything Like kicking dead whales down the
relating to a juvenile. 2) A legal minor, eg. beach Any slow and disgusting job or
anyone under 18-years-old. process
Kambu Atsukai (jap) Lit. "low-level Liquefier, liquidizer Any weapon capable
executives;" ie. sararimen. of inflicting obscene amounts of damage
Kamikaze (jap) Lit. "divine wind." 1) Any to the human body, particularly automatic
suicide pilot. 2) A taxi driver. 3) A tailored shotguns.
amphetamine combat drug. Liquid Knuckles Any powerful chemical
Keeb An elf, very insulting. See also akin to Mace; including Mace-XII and
Dandelion Eater. After a discontinued certain neurostun variants.
advertising campaign (Keebler). Lizard Brain a cold, calculating,
Keeping Up with the Villiers To maintain unemotional person, somebody always
a state-of-the-art or cutting edge running in pure floating point mode (e.g.
tech-level. From Fuchi Corp's CEO. Mr. Spock).
Keiretsu (Jap.) A corporate, cartel, or Lo-Tek's Originally a Denver street-gang,
conglomerate. now taken to mean any urbanite who
Khorosho (Rus.) Good. OK. Fine. adopts a low technology lifestyle.
Kibble Card Government food ration card. Lunchmeat Of or relating to the remains of
Kick Artist Street slang for a person hired any unarmored person hit by heavy
to threaten or beat up someone, but not weapons. Also hamburger.
to kill them. Lurker A decker who only sneaks into
Killzone 1) The body areas where a systems to look around, never taking
weapon will kill its target. 2) The anything.
maximum destruction area of an ambush LZ An abbreviation for Landing Zone. Also
site. drop zone or DZ.
Maglev Shorthand term for a magnetic
levitation train.

Make a deposit in the body bank to die. Morningstar Generic term for incendiary
Marionette A meat puppet. or fragmentation grenades or devices,
Marley A complementary term, often particularly white phosporous.
applied musical performances (eg. "a Motorhead A rigger (q.v.) or mechanic.
Marley of a concert"). See Harry. Mouse Around To explore in a very low
Matrix Another term for cyberspace, the profile manner (e.g. "Let's mouse around
consensual, V.R. hallucination of the the perimeter and see if we can find a
world-wide computer network, its way in.").
systems, icons, & sites. Mr. Johnson Any anonymous employer or
Max-Tac A MAXimun force TACtical corporate agent.
division, eg. C-SWAT. Mr. Who (Also "The Who") label for an
Meat 1) Decker slang for the physical employer or person of higher authority.
body, un-cybered flesh, or anything else Mudgirl Airborne rigger slang for a female
undesirable. 2) A decker curse-word, non-flyer.
equivalent to "drek!" Mundane A non-magician, or non-magical.
Meat Bop Parts Vat grown replacement MuscleBoy/Girl A person with muscle
body parts. grafts.
Meat Puppet A prostitute whose memory Mushi (Jap.) Computer glitch.
and/or senses are disabled temporarily. Muzak-Man Derogatory term for a rocker
Meat Rack A house of ill repute. who has sold out to an entertainment
Meat-Space Decker slang for the physical corporation. (Syn. "synth-soul" or
world, ie. the opposite of cyberspace. "castrato".)
Mechanic See cleaner. Naked See running naked.
Medico The heavily armored, Nano-Tech The science responsible for
non-ofensive, biotech position on an cyberware. Lit. "one step beyond
urban brawl team. micro-technology."
Mega, Megacorp Large (global or Neh - exp. (Jap.) Interrogative; "Right?", lit.
extra-planetary) corporation. "negative."
Mentat Brainy individual, specifically one Nerdlings Immature nerds, implying
who will stare at a problem without inconsequential, generally annoying.
moving for a while and come up with an Pejorative term.
answer without doing any apparent Nerks Agents or officials of the National
intermediate steps (like writing things Emergency Resource Control Commission
down). (under the Provisional U.S. government).
Metalhead 1) Individual with a fully Nervewires Cybernetic reflex
mechanical body - a full 'Borg. 2) A heavy enhancements, normally Wired Reflexes.
metal fan. Net Another term for cyberspace.
Metro, the The subway or underground. NetFet Net Fetishist. Derogatory term for a
Microsoft See Biosoft. netrunner who can only relate to life in
Mierda A Spanish equivalent to drek. the Net.
Mileetsya (Rus.) Corruption of the Russian NetNerd Someone who spends more time
pronunciation of "Militia", typically used in in the matrix than in the real world.
reference to corporate security or the Netrun A session spent interfaced to a
military. cyberdeck and exploring the matrix
MIL-INT 1) An abbreviation for MILitary (cyberspace), usually in the course of
INTelligence. 2) Anything inherently invading a corporate database.
oxymoronic. Netrunner A decker, not necessarily
Mnemonic Someone who uses a brain implying illegal activities. See also
implant as an electronic vault. Deckjockey.
Moddy A personality module. A cyber-data New-Ones A slang term for Nuyen, as in
chip which allows the user to assume "she gave you fifty new-ones."
(and become totally submerged in) the NewTek An item or device exhibiting the
personality of another person (real or very latest technological advances.
fictional). NIMBY ("NIM-bee") One who is in favor of
Monkey The business term for an an unpleasant or dangerous action, so
expendable person. (See also Scratch long as it occurs elsewhere. From
Monkey.) acronym, "Not In My BackYard."
Monkey Trick A job in which a monkey Nine A pistol (from 9mm.)
(q.v.) is not expected to survive intact. Ninja A freelance assassin.

Noisy Run 1) A high profile shadowrun, Pods People who are very much alike in
designed to attract (otherwise, unwanted) thought, behavior, and appearance.
attention. 2) A tactical diversion. See Pejorative term. Also Podlings -
tailchaser. particularly immature variations of the
NukeGake (jap) Lit. a warrior who sneaks Pods.
out from camp to attack the enemy solo, Poli A policlub or a policlub member.
thus gaining personal honor. Polymer One-shot A cheap line of
Null Persp A slang expression meaning, polymer plastic, non-reloadable
"no problem," "all right," or "affirmative." handguns. Very inexpensive, and very
From the archaic expression, "no sweat." unreliable, they come in a variety of
Nutrisoy Cheap processed food product colors.
derived from soybeans, fortified with most Pony A low-level streetdealer, lower on the
essential vitamins. social scale than a Fixer (q.v.). (Origin:
Nuyen World standard of currency. Used from a pony"s ability to carry, but possibly
for Japanese foreign markets. also from London slang: pony = 20
Ohayo Gozaimsu (jap) Lit. "good pounds(); ponies very rarely sell
morning." expensive items.)
Olly A particularly dangerous form of Poppers Pop-up weaponry concealed in a
Samurai, who threatens his friends and cyberlimb.
associates. Porky Someone who loves or collects
One and Twenty, the The twenty-first weapons, and is usually bristling with
century. them (from "porcupine").
Oo'zhas (Rus.) Awful. Terrible. Poser 1) A person who pretends to be
Ops The abbreviated form of "operations," something they are not, especially
normally refering to a dangerous or through surgery. 2) A posergang member.
paramility activity. Poser Gang Any gang whose members all
Organitskaya (Rus.) The Russian Mob. adopt a specific look or style.
Otaku A child with the natural ability to run Priyatel (rus) Lit. "chummer."
in the Matrix, without a cyberdeck. Progs, Proggies Agents or officials of the
Output Boyfriend, male companion. Provisional Government of the United
Outrigger The motorcycle riding, States.
non-ofensive position on an urban brawl Proles Lower class individuals, usually
team. non-citizens; Street scum. See Zero.
Oyabun Head of a Yakuza clan. Puerco (spn) Lit. "pig."
Panther Cozy Any large bag used in a Punch 1) To force one's way into a
futile attempt to conceal an assault protected system. 2) To enter commands
cannon. on a cyberdeck. Also to punch deck.
Panzer Any ground-efect or hovercraft Puppet 1) An illegal cut-out chip that turns
combat vehicle. of most of the conscious mind, commonly
Panzerjock An expert panzer operator. fitted to prostitutes. 2) See Meat Puppet.
Paranoid Someone who has all the facts. Puppet Gang Any gang controlled by a
Parraquiano (spn) Lit. "a patron." corporation.
Paydata Datafile worth money on the Puppet Parlor A house of ill-repute, ie.
black market. populated by meat puppets.
Perp Perpetrator. A criminal or suspected Puta (spn) Lit. "whore."
criminal. Quakers Missiles or rockets.
Persona A personal Matrix icon. See R&P "Rape and Pillage." To engage in an
avatar. activity with excessive force or violence.
Pervo A freakish-looking individual. Rainbow File The research and
Pig-Rig A police car. development data of a company.
Pinkskin A rural-dwelling white or Raku An abbreviation, often derogatory, for
non-Amerind, who afects a low-tech Renraku Control Systems or any of its
lifestyle. employees/assets/holdings.
Plastic Gangster A person with a great Rakusho-dayo! (jap) Lit. "No problem!"
deal of cyberware. Ram Personality (from computer jargon,
Plex A metropolitan complex, or RAM).
"metroplex". Ramjammer A decker, more often a
PLR A cyberdeck plug-in, designed to juggler, addicted to violent confrontations
negate the efects of black IC. From the in the Matrix.
acronym, "Phase-Loop Recourser."

Rat-Lab Prisons in the Provisional U.S., Ronin A freelance assassin or mercenary.
where prisoners are used as experimental Usually considered to be untrustworthy.
subjects for medical research, cyberware Running Naked To enter the Matrix
development, chemical warfare tests, etc. without a cyberdeck, using a program
Most consider a sentence to a rat lab to carrier.
be no diferent than a death sentence. RV 1) A RendezVous point. Also a pickup
Ray-Ban Mode wearing shades. zone or PZ. 2) Slang for an APC. From
Razor[boy/girl/gal/guy/etc] 1) Heavily "Recreational Vehicle."
cybered samurai or other muscle-for-hire. Samurai (Jap.) Mercenary or
2) A person who uses various bladed muscle-for-hire. Implies code of honor.
implant weapons. (Syn. Street samurai.)
Reality Junkie Addicts to Virtual Reality, San (jap) A respectful form of address or
Braindance, the Net, or video games. title. Lit. "Mr, Mrs, Ms, Sir, or Madam."
Reason 1) A slang name for a minigun. 2) SAN A doorway between a computer and
A railgun. the outside world. From the UMSC
Reconfig To kill or die in a particularly abbreviation, "System Access Node."
messy fashion, usually with a knife. Sand Phonetic pronunciation of the phrase
Recycling Environmentally friendly act of "S-and-D", for "Search and Destroy." To
killing someone and taking the corpse to sand someone or something is to locate
a body bank. and severely damage them or it.
Reduce Slang for physical violence (e.g. Sarariman (Jap.) A corporate employee.
"Hey asshole, shut down (q.v.) your From the Pidgin-English pronounciation of
screamer (q.v.) or I'll reduce your face!"). "salaryman."
See also packing, spindling, stomping, Sardine A soldier wearing Powered Armor.
etc. Scout Any of the four, lightly armored,
Reduction The act of reducing something ofensive positions on an urban brawl
or someone. team.
Reflex Chip See Apter. Scratch Money.
Rigger A specialized type of deckjockey Scratch Monkey (Obsc. hacker ref.) Any
who is an expert at cybernetic link-up to, expendable substitute used in place of a
and control of, a machine (typically a more valuable item, on the of chance
vehicle or building security system). that it might be damaged or destroyed.
Rigging To jack into and control a security (see Monkey, Monkey trick)
system or vehicle, becoming one with it. Screamer 1) Slang for mouth (e.g. "Hey
Rimbo A gun-totting sex kitten (a rambo asshole, shut down (q.v.) your screamer!"
bimbo). 2) Something fast, sleek, and sexy, used
Ripperdoc A surgeon who specializes in as an expression of admiration (e.g.
implanting illegal or unregistered "She/He/It's a real screamer!)
cyberware. 3)Somebody who screams a lot while
Rippers A slang term for hand razors. being reduced (q.v.) 4) Somebody who
Rock To kick or punch someone violently, screams a lot while being tightly
especially in the head. Derived from the interfaced (q.v.). 5) Credstick (or card) or
Jailhouse Rock fighting style. other ID that triggers computer alarms if
Rocker, Rockerboy/girl Any musician or used.
stage performer who uses their art to Screamsheet Fax-type hardcopy
make political or social statements. As newspapers, available by-the-page from
opposed to "Rockstars" who are "owned" street corner dispensers, especially one
by recording companies or other corps. catering to non-issues of the minute (e.g.
and are apolitical. USA Today, National Enquirer). Coined by
R.O.E. A samurai term for the specific Walter Jon Williams.
conditions of a particular contract. From,
"Rules Of Engagement."
Rogue An AI (q.v.) which has "escaped"
from it's node in cyberspace and is no
longer under human control.
Rogue Hunter A netrunner (q.v.) who
tracks down and captures (or eliminates)
rogues (q.v.).
Roid 1) A slang term for a steroid. 2) A

Scroll, the 1) The constant, unremitting, SIN Single (or System) Identification
and overwhelming barrage of information Number. An ID number unique to each
absorbed by everyone in modern society citizen. Many streetpeople (nomads,
from the modern media, from cyberspace derelicts) are said to be "SINless", i.e.
feed, from the grapevine, and from any without a SIN. This makes them unknown
other means we have of tuning in to the (non-existent) to the system. It allows
world state. (E.g. we find out about the them to move about in society more
latest war in the Middle East, the latest freely than a "recorded" citizen, but also
hardware, the latest vaporware from The allows the enforcers of society (police and
Scroll.) 2) The term used to describe the corp. security) to punish/abuse them
messages, bulletins, and other data daily without due process since, technically,
being produced and scrolled of various they "do not exist".
cyberspace systems. SIN Card A registered citizens universal ID
Seoul Man A member of a Seoulpa Ring. card. It functions as a combination ID
Seoulpa Ring A small criminal gang with card, driver's license, medical data, organ
web-like connections to others like it. donor, residence, and ATM card, all in
Sepuku (jap) Lit. the traditional, ritual, one. Losing this card can have serious
Japanese suicide. Also harakiri. side efects for the owner.
Shadowriders The unofficial, Lone Star, SINless someone without a SIN. See Blank.
elite cadres, who've made SINless SINner 1) An honest citizen, ie. one who
shadowrunners their special jurisdiction. has a SIN. 2) A corporate employee.
Shadowrun Any movement, action, or Skagman A dealer in illegal wire or chips.
series of such made in carrying out plans Skat A gross-looking individual.
which are illegal or quasi-legal. Skeinsuit A near-frictionless
Shadows The quasi-criminal world of bodyweave/catsuit, used for maneuvering
freelance shadowrunners. through tight places, such as ventilation
Shag To bamboozle, cheat or trick. ducts.
Shakatu (jap) Lit. "company house." Skeleton All the collected electronic
Shalkujin An "honest" citizen. records kept on an individual; their
Shirt A white-collar worker, usually a low electronic identity.
level corporate employee. Skillsoft See Apter or Biosoft.
Shoemaker A street slang term for a Skirt An ordinary (defenseless) person
producer of fake credsticks or (male or female.)
identification (ie. shoes). Skiv To rob on the street.
Short-circ See Fuse. Skrag 1) To kill, to "of." 2) To destroy.
Shortwire To burn out, flame out, splash Skyball A satellite (usually surveillance).
down and generally crash mentally. Slam To assault or beat up (e.g. "Let's go
Shredder A minigun or auto-cannon. slam some 'dorphers.")
Shut Down to shut up, used as an Slam it Generic expletive (Syn. kiss of, up
exclamation (e.g. "Hey asshole, shut yours.)
down!") Slammit On 1) To get violent. 2) To attack
Sidewalk outline A recently deceased someone without reason.
person, or to one who expected to die Slap Patch See derm.
soon. The reference is to the chalk outline Slave 1) Of or relating to a corporate
drawn around a dead body at a murder employee. 2) Specifically, a wage-,
scene by the police. mage-, or data-slave.
SimSense Simulated Sensory input, Slice 1) A credit card. 2) An
usually from a commercial recording. electric-powered racing cycle.
SimStim Simulated stimulation of the Slice n' dice A mono-filament
senses, usually from a DNI recording. cyberweapon, usually mounted in the tip
of a finger, which is used as a garrotte or
whip. It will cut through almost all organic
material and most plastics.
Slicer One who ride a slice (q.v.).
Slicks A slang term for Teflon-coated
bullets, ie. primitive armor piercing.
Slicksuit See skeinsuit.
Slit A slang term for a female.
Slitch Another slang term for a female.

Slot 1) Mild curse word (i.e. "Slot THIS, Squat 1) Of or relating to any low-class
chummer!"). 2) To plug a moddy or daddy housing. 2) A dwarf or dwarven, highly
into a DNI ( i.e. to use a skillsoft.) 3) To insulting. See also Stuntie.
have sex. Squatter An impoverished citizen--one
Slot and run Hurry up, get to the point, step up from being homeless, but just
move it. barely.
Smart Any device which has been Squeaky Orc slang for an elf.
augmented to interface with a user via SQUID A Navy "Superconducting QUantum
cyberware; usually applies to weapons or Interference conDuctor" device, able to
vehicles. read headware memory.
Smoothie Ork slang for a non-ork or State of the Art (Aka SOTA) 1) Hipper
non-troll. than Hip. 2) To be on the edge (usually
Smudge Pronunciation of the acronym technologically).
SMG (SubMachineGun); thus, a Straightener A less than afectionate form
submachinegun. of address for a psychiatrist. Aka "shrink".
So ka (Jap.) I understand, I get it. Straphangers Derogatory term for
Solo A mercenary who works the streets. A commuters.
"for-hire" combat specialist. Used as Streak To run naked in the Matrix.
bodyguards, assassins, and soldiers, Streaker A decker who prefers to streak.
individually or in groups. Street, The 1) The Underground or Black
Somethin' I don't have to stick in my Market. 2) The sub-culture. 3) The place
fraggin' head A common response to a where you live late at night.
drug dealers' "whadda ya need?"-line. Street Doc A ripperdoc who performs
S.O.P. Any set of standing orders, used emergency wound surgery as well.
when commo is compromised. From Streetmeat A term for people not equiped
"Standard Operating Procedueres." to survive on the streets: hicks, sprawling
Sota State of the Art suits, or involuntary meat puppets.
Soykaf Cofee substitute made from Streetname A nickname, handle, or
soybeans. working name by which one it known by
Spare Parts 1) A corpse. 2) Any vat-grown on the streets.
or donated body-part (wheather by choice Street Samurai A samurai who works for
or not). gangs, mobsters, or him/herself.
Sperethiel (spr) The formal name for the Stud 1) See Jack. 2) A slang term for
Elvish language. anyone (or the state of being) jacked-into
Sphincter Factor A level of disgust, a machine, other than a cyberdeck.
nervousness, or fear (usually on a scale of Stud/Studding Rigging or remote control
1 to 10.) of a vehicle.
Spill To spend money. Stuffit 1) To have sex. 2) To forget about
Spit Jockey On camera (video): news something.
reader, anchor, host. (also known as Stuka A slang term for diving, "as in he did
Talking Heads) a stuka into the pool" or "he stukad
Splash To shoot down. E.g. to splash an underneath the table."
idea, or "Splash that bastard!" Stunning Mind-bogglingly stupid. Used
Splat job A dead body, usually messy. Also sarcastically.
sometimes used to describe a person (or Stuntie A Dwarf, highly insulting. also
persons) who are "cannon fodder" and are Squat.
not expected to live much longer. Suit A straight citizen, usually a corporate
SplatMaster Generic term for any employee.
paintball-type air pistol. Formerly a Surprise Party What your opponents are
trademarked name. likely to get if you break your Trauma
Sprawl 1) A huge metropolitan area, Team card during a firefight.
usually consisting of several merged Suss To solve a problem, figure out
mega-cities, covered a large portion of a something, understand.
landmass. 2) The prone position the Svoluch (Rus.) 1) Derogatory term for
bronze order perps to assume. 3) To someone with honor. 2) A bastard.
fraternize below one's social level. Swag A commodity, usually a datafile,
Sprawling A corporate pass-time, worth money on the black market. See
involving visiting dangerous areas of paydata.
town, with minimal protection. From Swarm Any large nomad convoy.
slumming. SWAT Special Weapons And Tactics.

Sweedack Concurrence, or "I agree". From Thumper A samurai slang term for a
the French Canadian "Je suis d'accord." grenade, commonly but not always
Synth-soul See Muzak-Man. concussional in nature.
System Identification Number See SIN. Thunderbird LAV. Low altitude vehicle,
System Overstress See biosystem vector thrust. Military hoovercraft, Panzer
overstress. (q.v.)
Tag 1) Name, handle or trademark 2) To Tiger (Net) A military netrunner.
grab or take something. 3) To mark Tight Interfacing To have sex.
destinctively. Tin Can A suit of Powered Armor.
Tagged Equipped with a tracking device. Tip A token credchip; a very small amount
Recognized. of money.
Tag Team A (usually corporate-sponsored) Tolkinesque The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien,
gang whose fights with other Tag Teams ie. "Middle Earth," as applied to
are covered by the vid networks as a metahumanity, highly insulting.
commercial combat sport. Tong (chi) The traditional Chinese
Tailchaser A high profile or noisy equivalent of the Japanese Yakuza.
shadowrun to retrieve false or planted Tortoise A decker term for someone
info, thus proving the info's validity. running in the Matrix with a (slow)
Tanj! A mild expletive decrying "the terminal.
unfairness of it all." From the acronym, Towntalk A hybrid street language, not
"There Ain't No Justice!" part of any formal group. See also city
Tanstaafl! An abbreviation for "There Ain't speak.
No Such Thing As A Free Lunch," Trash Run See Garbage Detail.
meaning, "ya gotta pay as ya go." Trid Three-dimensional successor to video.
Tapdance See Floor Routine. Trode Net A simsense "headband" that
Taxi Driver A street slang term for the allows person without a datajack to "tag
combat drug Kamikaze, and others. along" with a decker. From, elecTRODE
Taxilingua The language spoken NETwork.
exclusively by cab drivers, rumored to Trog Short for troglodyte. A derogatory
have been originally based on English. term meant to indicate that an individual
Tchort (Rus.) Literally "Devil". A common is subhuman or extremely ugly or
expletive. misshapen.
Team A gang. Tuning Up The street term for the act of
Teamster A gang member. beating a prisoner/captive to elicit a
Techno Scum A personally very confession.
unpleasant, but technically brilliant Twenty-Cent Of or relating to something
individual. from the twentieth century. Also 20-Cen.
Te'ch (spr) A common Sperethiel Twinkie A naive, defenseless, vulnerable,
curseword, equivalent to drek. or otherwise useless person.
Technician A corporate slang term for a Twitch A careless, scatterbrained, or
professional hit-man. otherwise unreliable individual.
Tek 1) An item of a highly technical nature. Twitchers Taser and, by extension, any
2) A technician of any kind. electricity-based weapon.
Telecomm A telephone, normally U2C Gang slang for a pedestrian. From the
incorporating both video and audio abbreviation for, "Upright, Uptight
communication. Also comm. Citizen."
Tenorio (spn) Lit. "a ladykiller." UGE The "Unexplained Genetic
Thirdman See Fixer. Expressions" of children into elves and
Thrasher Yet another slang term for one dwarves in 2011. See goblinization.
who delves into hard, slamming music. UMS An abbreviation for "Universal Matrix
ThreeVee Also 3-V. Holovision. A Standards," the official "default" set of
3-dimension projection system which has Matrix icons.
superceded the television as the primary UMSC The "Universal Matrix Standards
form of information delivery. Consortium," ie. those who decided how
Thriller Of or relating to a thriller gang, its the Matrix would look.
members, or its actions. Underware A slang term for form-fitting
Thriller Gang A type of street gang, body armor.
specializing in random violence and thrill
killing (see also go-gang).
Throwback Derogatory term for an exotic.

Valkyrie An assault helicopter or hover Wigly Weird or diferent. Usually referring
vehicle in attack mode. Believed to be to a good drug trip.
derived from a 20-Cen vid, "Apocalypse Wilson 1) Idiot. 2) Wannabe. Often used as
Now." decker insult.
Valuta (Rus.) Literally "foreign currency". Wire Boy/Girl A decker.
Refers to any hard currency, either Wired Equipped with cyberware, especially
electronic (cards, sticks) or scrip. increased reflexes.
Vatjob 1) A person with extensive cyber- or Wirehead 1) Someone addicted to
bioware replacement. From the time computers or electronic communication
spent in a nutrient-fluid vat. 2) Organic (e.g. a person who would rather hack then
enhancement by means of vat-grown eat or have sex). 2) Someone addicted to
tissue or muscle. electric stimulation directly applied to the
Very Hip term for "cool" or "in". pleasure centers of the brain, i.e.
Vidflick Flat screen entertainment that simsense abuser.
predates 3D or holographic projection. Wiz 1) Very impressive. 2) Wizard.
Old style TV or movie. Wizard 1) A powerful mage. 2) A slang
Vidiot A Virtual Reality or video game term meaning, "great," "wonderful," or
addict. "excellent."
VITAS An abbreviation for Virally Inducted Wizworm Slang for a Dragon.
Toxic Allergy Syndrome. The 2010+ Wizzer A hip term meaning, "great,"
version of the Bubonic Plague. "fantastic," "terrific," etc. Also wiz.
VRcade A Virtual Reality, Braindance, Wolver Of or relating to hand spurs.
and/or video game arcade or parlor. Word, the The latest gossip or rumors on
Wagemage A magician (usually hermetic) the street.
who works for a corp. Wysiwyg ("Wizzy-wig") Lit. "no nonsense."
WageSlave A low-level or non-ambitious, From the acronym, "What You See Is What
corporate employee. See Shirt. You Get."
Wakarimasu-ka? (jap) Lit. "do you X-Heads Street samurai slang for cross-cut
understand?" bullets, eg. dum-dums.
Wakatta (jap) Lit. "all right, I understand." Yak Yakuza. Either a clan member or a clan
Waldoes A common term for any set of itself.
remote-controlled mechanical arms, as Yono (Kor.) A person who is scum or a low
used in factories and toxin handeling. life. (From the Korean "Yonomoseki").
Watch-over A surveillance shadowrun. Zaibatsu (jap) Lit. "a megacorporation."
Wavy Cool or smooth. See also keretsu.
Wearing color Usually associated with Zero 1) See Blank. 2) To delete or destroy a
streetgangs, to wear clothing with colors piece of software. 3) To kill someone. 4)
or designs which identify you with a Midnight (From zero-hour.)
specific gang. Zone See Combat Zones.
Wenig (spr) An ork or troll. (Insulting, as Zonies Of or relating to an armed security
trog.) patrol or any of its members.
Wetware 1) human augmentation
mechanisms based on biochemical
methods. E.g. biochemical processors,
custom crafted DNA, custom biological
tissue, brain implants/grafts, mind/body
altering drugs (rare). As opposed to
hardware which is based on artificial,
physics based methods, e.g. chips. 2)
Slang for cyber-augmentation of skills or
other mental functions. 3) The human
brain (a backhanded reference to normal
organic thought processes.) 4) Any
original body organ.
Wetwork Assassination. Murder.
Whacked Of or relating to the state of
being either "high" or insane.
White IC A passive, defensive, IC program,
primarily concerned with tagging &
locating a perp's cyberdeck.