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  • breeder n. Ork slang for a “normal” human.
  • buzz v. Go away. Buzz off.
  • chill adj. Good, cool, acceptable.
  • chip truth n. A fact or honest statement.
  • chipped adj. Senses, skills, reflexes, muscles, and so on, enhanced by cyberware.
  • chrome n. Cyberware, especially obvious enhancements.
  • chummer n. Friend, used in the same sense as “pal” or “buddy.”
  • clip n. A box magazine for a firearm.
  • breeder n. Ork slang for a “normal” human.
  • comm n. Short for commlink, your phone, handheld computer, music player, game device, and more in the palm of your hand.
  • corp n. Corporation. adj. Corporate.
  • cred n. Money. Reputation, especially good reputation.
  • dandelion eater n. (vulgar) An elf.
  • 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. A person who illegally uses a cyberdeck.
  • deckhead n. Simsense abuser.
  • drek n. (vulgar) Feces. A common curse word.
  • dump v. To be involuntarily ejected from the Matrix.
  • dumpshock n. The painful sensation of being forcibly ejected from the Matrix while deeply involved in multi-sensory interactions.
  • exec n. A corporate executive.
  • frag v. (vulgar) Common swear word referring to the act of copulation.
  • fragged adj. (vulgar) Broken, in trouble.
  • geek v. To kill.
  • go-gang n. A vehicular gang.
  • hacker n. Someone who illegally interacts with the Matrix, either by using a cyberdeck (as a “decker”) or with the power of their mind (as a “technomancer”).
  • halfer n. (vulgar) A dwarf.
  • hoi interject. (Dutch) Hi, a familiar form of greeting.
  • hoop n. (vulgar) A common curse word referring to a person’s backside.
  • hose v. Louse up. Screw up.
  • ice n. Security software. From “intrusion countermeasures” or IC.
  • jack v. To connect or disconnect to the Matrix or other device via a jack. Use jack in to mean establishing the connection, jack out to mean breaking a connection. Using jack alone refers to changing from one state to the other.
  • jander v. To walk in an arrogant yet casual manner; to strut.
  • jing n. Money, usually cash.
  • keeb n. (vulgar) An elf.
  • kobun n. (Japanese) A member of a Yakuza clan.
  • meat n. A physical body. Pertaining to the physical world. Organs harvested for sale.
  • merc n. A mercenary.
  • mojo n. (Caribbean) Magic. A spell.
  • Mr. Johnson n. Refers to an anonymous employer or corporate agent, regardless of gender or national origin.
  • mundane n. (vulgar) Non-magician. adj. Non-magical.
  • nutrisoy n. A cheaply processed food product derived from soybeans
  • nuyen n. The world’s standard currency.
  • omae n. A close friend. Can be used sarcastically.
  • organlegging v. Trading in organs or cyberware harvested from formerly living people.
  • oyabun n. (Japanese) The head of a Yakuza clan.
  • pawn n. (derogatory) Street slang for Knight Errant officers
  • paydata n. A datafile worth money on the black market.
  • pixie n. (vulgar) An elf. An elf poser.
  • plex n. A metropolitan complex, short for metroplex.
  • poli n. A policlub or a policlub member. adj. Pertaining to a policlub.
  • razorgirl n. A female with extensive combat enhancements.
  • razorguy n. A male with extensive combat enhancements.
  • roke adj. Overly elaborate or unnecessarily detailed. From a shortening of Baroque.
  • samurai n. (Japanese) Mercenary or muscle for hire. Implies an honor code or a good reputation.
  • sarariman n. (Japanese) A corporate employee. From a mispronunciation of salaryman.
  • screamer n. Credstick or other ID that triggers alarms if used.
  • scrip n. A currency that is not nuyen, usually referring to currency issued by a megacorporation.
  • simsense n. A sensory broadcast or recording that lets the viewer feel and experience what the participants feel and experience.
  • SIN n. System Identification Number. Identification number assigned to each person in the society.
  • SINless adj. Lacking a SIN. n. A SINless person.
  • SINner n. A person with a SIN. An honest person.
  • slot n. (vulgar) Mild curse word referring to female genitalia. v. To insert a chip or credstick into chip or credstick reading device.
  • slot and run v. Hurry up. Get to the point. Move it.
  • so ka (Japanese) 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.
  • squat n. Abandoned urban area used for housing. (vulgar) A dwarf.
  • squishy n. (vulgar) A dwarf, elf, or human. Usually used by orks and trolls.
  • Star, the n. The police. Originally referring to Lone Star specifically.
  • static n. Trouble, usually social in nature.
  • swag adj. Awesome.
  • trideo n. The three-dimensional successor to video. Trid for short.
  • trog n. (vulgar) An ork or troll. From troglodyte.
  • tusker n. (vulgar) An ork or 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 fluid.
  • wagemage n. A magician (usually mage) employed by a corporation.
  • wageslave n. A low-level corporate employee.
  • wetwork n. Assassination. Murder.
  • wired adj. Equipped with cyberware, especially increased reflexes.
  • wiz adj. Wonderful, excellent.
  • wizard n. A magician, usually a mage.
  • wizworm n. A dragon.
  • Yak n. (Japanese) Yakuza. Either a clan member or a clan itself.
  • zaibatsu n. (Japanese) A megacorporation.

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