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Ex. Military Lingo � Boonies = The Jungle in Military Speak
A Soldier Relaxing in
The Boonies- a.k.a. the Jungle
All Era Military Lingo, Jargon or Slang
cover my 6: watch my back

Current Rating 9.6 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Full Bird Private: Army Specialist E-4; so called because of the eagle on the SPCs shield rank insignia. A play on full bird colonel and usually used to mock or belittle an SPC who behaves above his paygrade.

Current Rating 9.6 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Dedicated Idiot: The one who can do it wrong when it is built Idiot Proof

Current Rating 9.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Front Leaning Rest: push-up position

Current Rating 9.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Fubar: FU#KED UP BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION

Current Rating 9.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

pogey bait: snacks

Current Rating 9.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Short Timer: Less than 30 days to serve.

Current Rating 9.4 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Hangar Queen: Aircraft kept in the hangar for parts

Current Rating 9.33 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Frag: Using a grenade on someone you did not like.

Current Rating 9.29 Email This Jargon to a Friend

BUTTER BAR: ARMY TERM USED FOR A SECOND LIEUTENANT

Current Rating 9.13 Email This Jargon to a Friend

GI Party: Cleaning barracks before inspection

Current Rating 9.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

gunbunny: an artilleryman

Current Rating 9.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Gut Truck: Mobile vending truck

Current Rating 9.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Light Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel

Current Rating 9.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Rack: Your Bunk or bed

Current Rating 9.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Shammer: One that does no work, or constantly finds ways out of work.

Current Rating 9.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

WETSU: We Eat That Shit Up

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Wild Chicken: Wildflicken, Germany

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Click: Kilometre

Current Rating 8.8 Email This Jargon to a Friend

John Wayne Paper: Used to describe the toilet paper within an MRE, (Rough, Tough and wont take sh** off of nobody!)

Current Rating 8.8 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Whole Nine Yards: All of something

Current Rating 8.71 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Mosquito Wings: One stripe (at the time, a PFC/Private First Class)

Current Rating 8.67 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Piss Up a Rope: Do the impossible

Current Rating 8.67 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Willy Peat: Artillery round - white phosphorous

Current Rating 8.67 Email This Jargon to a Friend

World: Term for the USA

Current Rating 8.63 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Lifer: Career military

Current Rating 8.57 Email This Jargon to a Friend

bohica: bend over here it comes again

Current Rating 8.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Eighty Duece: 82nd Airborne Div.

Current Rating 8.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Lifer Juice: coffee

Current Rating 8.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

mess hall: Place to Eat Meals

Current Rating 8.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

TOP: First Sergeant

Current Rating 8.5 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Donkey dick: Fuel hose

Current Rating 8.43 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Fart Sack: Sleeping Bag

Current Rating 8.4 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Jury Rig: To perform an unapproved repair on equipment, or to piece together equipment in order to make it work.

Current Rating 8.33 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Dinki Dau: Crazy

Current Rating 8.25 Email This Jargon to a Friend

ZIPPER HEAD: VIET CONG,ENEMY,CONG!!!!!!!

Current Rating 8.23 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Balls to the wall: give it everything--full speed--air force-navy

Current Rating 8.2 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Good to go: Ready for action

Current Rating 8.2 Email This Jargon to a Friend

1 Digit Midget: 9 days left on enlistment

Current Rating 8.18 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Dinky Dou (Dow): Crazy.

Current Rating 8.18 Email This Jargon to a Friend

WILLY PETE/WILSON PICKET: ARTY TO SEND WHITE PHOSPHOROUS MARKING ROUND

Current Rating 8.15 Email This Jargon to a Friend

F*#kin A: slang for any response, good or bad

Current Rating 8.13 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Brass : Officers

Current Rating 8.13 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Honey Bucket: Plywood toilet with 55 gallon cans to Crap in

Current Rating 8.13 Email This Jargon to a Friend

FOAD: F--K OFF AND DIE

Current Rating 8.12 Email This Jargon to a Friend

snafu: situation normal all f&*^%$# up

Current Rating 8.1 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Latrine: The toliets/bath facilities

Current Rating 8.09 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Sin Loui - spelling not correct: sorry bout that (Vietnam)

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SSDD: same sh** different day

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Back in the world: Home

Current Rating 8.08 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Chow time: Time to eat

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Cherry: First time in combat

Current Rating 8.07 Email This Jargon to a Friend

most ricki tic: very fast

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Deuce and a half: Two and a half ton capacity truck

Current Rating 8.06 Email This Jargon to a Friend

SOL: SH** Outta Luck

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HazMat: Hazardous Material

Current Rating 8.05 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Number 10: Bad

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Sit Rep : Situation report

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Tunnel Rat : Going down in holes in the ground in Vietnam to search

Current Rating 8.04 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Zap: To kill Charlie

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Fire Watch Ribbon: National Defense Ribbon

Current Rating 8.03 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Puff the magic dragon: the Douglas AC-47 Spooky gunship, an American military plane used during the Vietnam War

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squared away: you have it all together ( uniforms and equipt)

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Field Strip a Cigarette: Strip off paper & spread tobacco around.

Current Rating 8.02 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Civys: civilian clothing

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Scrounge: to get what was needed, thus bypassing official sources

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6 P: Prior planning prevents piss poor performance.

Current Rating 8.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

86 IT : THROW IN THE TRASH

Current Rating 8.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

AWOL: Absent with out leave

Current Rating 8.0 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Bali Bali: Hurry Up!

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Cheese Eater: Person who is a suck up

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Connex: Steel storage container (NOT "Conacks" as listed)

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In the Rear with the Gear: Someone who gets to stay away from the front lines or out of the field.

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Latrine: Army Bathroom

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Make your buddy smile: when standing in line and told to close the interval

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pogey bait: candy [navy talk]

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self propelled sand bags: a grunt or infantryman

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Unass the AO: Get the heck away from wherever you are

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BDUs: Battle Dress Uniform - aka Fatigues or Camos

Current Rating 7.98 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Butter Bar: Army 2nd Lt.

Current Rating 7.98 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Dinque Dau (Dinky Dow): Crazy

Current Rating 7.98 Email This Jargon to a Friend

S O P: Standard Operating Procedure

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screwed the pooch: mess up real bad

Current Rating 7.98 Email This Jargon to a Friend

90 day Wonder: 2nd Lt., Officers Training School Graduate

Current Rating 7.97 Email This Jargon to a Friend

bohica: Bend over here it comes again.

Current Rating 7.96 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Poggy Bait: Junk food, chip, candy and etc

Current Rating 7.96 Email This Jargon to a Friend

AMF: Sign off, "Adios mother f@&ker."

Current Rating 7.95 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Bandit: Enemy aircraft.

Current Rating 7.94 Email This Jargon to a Friend

ditty bag: A bag used to carry personal hygiene items

Current Rating 7.94 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Hollywood Shower: A shower taken onboard a Navy ship where the water was left continously running during the shower...A big no no.

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SEABEE: combat engineer for the navy

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Grunt: Army 11B Infantryman

Current Rating 7.92 Email This Jargon to a Friend

mid rats: midnight rations given during watch

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boocoodinkydoh: really crazy,nuts or pot smoker

Current Rating 7.9 Email This Jargon to a Friend

scuttle butt: Rumor

Current Rating 7.9 Email This Jargon to a Friend

U.S.M.C.: Uncle Sam's Misguided Children

Current Rating 7.89 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Dee Dee: Hurry out of your location

Current Rating 7.88 Email This Jargon to a Friend

You buy Ill fly: Your buying the beer and Ill go to the PX and get it

Current Rating 7.88 Email This Jargon to a Friend

Chow: What they jokenly referred as food

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Hooch: Living quarters

Current Rating 7.86 Email This Jargon to a Friend

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