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"That's so wizard, Ani!"
Kitster Banai regarding Anakin Skywalker's new podracer[src]

Throughout the galaxy, individuals used phrases, interjections, slang, insults and expletives to express themselves, including the following:


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  • Ada: An affectionate term for father used on Tangenine.[1]
  • Alert all commands: This was an order used on Imperial starships as a general alert.[2]
  • Ama: An affectionate term for mother used on Tangenine.[1]



  • Caraya's soul: A verbalization for disbelief.[11]
  • Catch a packet: A bomber crew term for getting hit by enemy fire.[5]
  • Chobb's knob!: An exclamation of surprise used by Bith.[15]
  • Choobies: A slang term for oneself or one's testicles.[16]
  • Chuba!: A Huttese term for "You!" or "Hey you!"[7]
  • Clanker: Clone troopers often used this term to describe CIS battle droids.[17]
  • Clutch: A bomber crew term for a TIE squadron.[5]
  • Cold Nose: A bomber crew term for sensors down.[5]
  • Cool as a dead star: Calm, composed, and in control of one's emotions.[18]
  • Coreward: A direction of travel through the galaxy, meaning towards the galactic core.[19]


  • Damaged goods: Someone who has an unresolved conflict of emotions after a traumatic event, and is no longer deemed to be fit for purpose.[20]
  • Damn: This expletive was sometimes used to express anger or frustration.[2] It could also be used as a positive modifier, e.g., "Damn good."[21]
  • Deuce: See Impstar-deuce.[22]
  • Dirtball: A dismissive term for a planet one did not like or felt was beneath them.[8]
  • Dosh: An expletive used to express anger.[18]
  • Doshing: A derogatory modifier, as in "Take your doshin' hands off."[18]
  • Droid Poppers: Clone troopers often referred to EMP grenades using this slang term.[23]
  • Droid work: A term used within the First Order to refer to menial tasks such as laundry or scrubbing which could easily be performed by droids, but were sometimes given to soldiers who had failed in their training assignments.[3]
  • Dupe: A TIE fighter pilot slang term for a TIE/sa bomber.[24]



  • Fangs out: A TIE fighter pilot idiom meaning "eager for a dogfight."[24]
  • Feed the Sarlacc: To use the toilet.[26]
  • Flyboy: This was a slang term for a hot-shot pilot, such as Han Solo.[6]
  • Flying the same vector: A bomber crew term for thinking the same way.[5]
  • Find the head of the dragon: A phrase that Leia Organa used to refer to locating the source of the First Order.[11]
  • Fort: A bomber crew term for a bomber.[5]
  • Fragging: This was a slang term that Temmin Wexley used to express disappointment or rage.[25]



  • Harpy: A derogatory term for a female individual. Ahsoka Tano once called Asajj Ventress a "hairless harpy."[30]
  • Having kittens... by the litter: This was a slang phrase for someone who was seriously worried or panicking.[27]
  • Heavy weather: This was a term for something that was troublesome or serious.[27]
  • Hell: Expletive.[31]
  • Holotank commander: A naval insult.[32]
  • Hop: A mission, in TIE fighter pilot slang[24] and bomber slang.[5]
  • Hothead: A term to refer to a First Order Flametrooper by Resistance fighters.[13]


  • Illuminator: A bomber crew term for the lead bomber that spotlights the target.[5]
  • Imp: Slang term for "Imperial."[14]
  • Impstar: TIE pilot slang term for an Imperial Star Destroyer.[24]
  • Impstar-deuce: A slang term for an Imperial II-class Star Destroyer[22]
  • In Malachor: This term used to express that one felt emphatically about something; e.g., "There is no way in Malachor that I'm going to lead this pitiful squad."[33]
  • In the black: TIE pilot expression meaning "operating in space."[24]
  • In the blue: TIE pilot expression meaning "operating in planetary atmosphere."[24]
  • In the name of…!: This could be used as an exclamation of shock.[34]
  • IP: A bomber crew acronym for Initial Point of bombing run.[5]


  • The Jawa calls the Ewok short: When somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares.[35]
  • Jedi Scum/Slime: This was sometimes employed as an insult against Jedi.[34]


  • Karabast: A Lasat exclamation of frustration. Garazeb Orrelios was fond of using this exclamation.[36]
  • Kriffing: This was an expletive. When Beck Ollet described a referee as being "crooked as a kriffing Hutt," he was ordered off the grav-ball field with the threat of suspension otherwise.[8]
  • Kung: This was Huttese for "scum," e.g., "U kulle rah doe kankee kung," meaning "You are my kind of scum."[4]



  • May spice salt your wounds!: A Twi'lek insult. This was indicated by pulling one's lekku firmly behind the head, with the tips jabbed into the speaker's back.[41]
  • Monster: A term of outrage often used against another person, namely if said person did an especially heinous action beforehand.[42]
  • Moof-milker: A term for a dimwitted individual.[43]
  • More than one way to skin a womp rat: There are many ways to achieve a goal.[44]
  • Mother of Kwath!: This was an exclamation of aggravation.[45]
  • Mother of Moons: This was used as an expression of surprise.[46]
  • MPI: A bomber crew acronym for the Mean Point of Impact.[5]


  • NavInt: Short for the Imperial Naval Intelligence Agency.[47]
  • Nerfherder: An insult once used by Princess Leia Organa. It referred to the animal by the same name.[2]
  • Nerve Burner: This insult suggested one was unstable.[2]
  • No decor: A bomber crew term for speaking freely without worrying about rank .[5]
  • Not the brightest lightsaber in the galaxy: Unintelligent.[48]
  • Not the brightest star in the sky: Unintelligent.[18]
  • Not give two bantha ticks (about something): To not care in the slightest (about something or someone).[49]


  • Old Lady: A bomber crew term for the squadron's Commanding Officer (in the case of Cobalt Squadron, it was Fossil).[5]
  • Old lag: A bomber crew term for an experience crewer.[5]
  • Outlander: This term was used to address someone from a different planet.[7][21]


  • Painted: A bomber crew term for being scanned by sensors.[5]
  • Peedunky: This Huttese insult was roughly equivalent to "punk."[7]
  • Pfassk: An adaptable expletive, as in "What the pfassk is going on?"[18][50]
  • Pig: This derogatory term was used to describe a slovenly individual.[51]
  • Piston-head: This derogatory phrase was sometimes used to describe IG-86 sentinel droids.[52]
  • Plan B: This term was used by both pilots and Jedi and referred to a backup plan. When Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker were caught in a ray shield trap on the Invisible Hand, Kenobi asked Skywalker if he had a Plan B.[34]
  • Plasteel pig: Alternate name for stormtroopers thought up by Ezra Bridger.[9]
  • Poodoo: A Huttese term meaning "fodder," a coarse type of food for livestock. Used often as a swear word.[4][7][21]
  • Pointer: A bomber crew term for an X-wing fighter.[5]




  • Sands: A general-purpose exclamation of display on Canto Bight, referencing the sands of the planet's desert.[55]
  • Scruffy-looking: This insult regarding one's appearance was once used by Leia Organa against Han Solo.[2]
  • Scum: This general-purpose insult referred to anyone considered undesirable.[2][4]
  • Scuttlebutt: Talk or stories about someone that may not be true; gossip.[20]
  • Seps: Slang term for Separatists, in use during the time of the Galactic Empire.[56]
  • Shiraya's word!: An expression used to express shock or surprise on Naboo.[57]
  • Shocker: A bomber crew term for an ion cannon.[5]
  • A sight for malfunctioning optics: A droid way of saying that one is pleased to see someone.[58]
  • Shut me down!: An exclamation of surprise used by droids like C-3PO.[21]
  • Sitrep: TIE pilot slang term for "situation report."[24]
  • Sitting duck: An open target that can easily picked off.[7]
  • Sitting mynock: See sitting duck.[59]
  • Sitting pelikki: See sitting duck.[60]
  • Skug: A common Zygerrian insult.[61]
  • Skull: A Z-95 Headhunter, in TIE pilot slang.[24]
  • Sleemo: This Huttese insult was pronounced slay-mo and translated as "slimeball," a rude insult.[7][62][63]
  • Sod it: This was an expression of frustration.[64]
  • Son of a bantha: This insult was once directed at Han Solo by Sana Starros.[65]
  • Sorcerer: Admiral Conan Antonio Motti once referred to Darth Vader using this term in reference to his Force abilities, telling him not to try to frighten him and the others on the Death Star with his "sorcerer's ways."[6]
  • Spaced: This was a slang phrase amongst travelers of the galaxy meaning "dead" or "killed." A common saying in the early days of the Galactic Empire was that it was "Better to be spaced than based on Belderone."[56]
  • Spacer: This was slang referring someone who spent a large part of their life in space.[66]
  • Spice: A type of dangerous narcotic mined in the Spice mines of Kessel. Wookiees died en masse as slaves of the Galactic Empire mining this drug.[10]
  • Spinward: A direction of travel through the galaxy, meaning the direction the galaxy is rotating to.[19]
  • Splash: To shoot down, in TIE pilot slang.[24]
  • Sprog: A bomber crew term for an inexperienced crewer.[5]
  • Stang: This slang term of frustration was once employed by Beck Ollet during a grav-ball match in reference to the opposing team's wing striker.[8]
  • Stars!: A general-purpose exclamation that could be used to express either frustration or excitement.[67]
  • Stars' end!: An expression of disbelieving delight.[68]
  • Sticks: A bomber crew term for groups of bombs.[5]
  • Stifftroopers stormbloopers: Alternate name for stormtroopers thought up by Ezra Bridger.[9]
  • Stitched: TIE fighter slang term from "hit by enemy fire."[24]
  • Stuck up: This term was used to describe someone with a conceited or arrogant attitude.[69]
  • Suicide sled: A starfighter with weak shields or no shields at all, in TIE pilot slang.[24]
  • Sun bonnet: This was a slang term that referred to clone trooper helmets.[31]
  • Svaper: Frid Kelio once referred to the athletic director Janus Fhurek as a "dirty svaper."[8]
  • Switch off!: This droid exclamation was the equivalent of "shut up!"[2]


  • Tailhead: This was a derogatory slang term referring to members of the Twi'lek race.[70]
  • Target practice: Alternate name for stormtroopers thought up by Ezra Bridger.[9]
  • Thank the Maker!: C-3PO often used this phrase to express relief, similar to how a sentient being might thank a deity.[6]
  • Too many admirals, not enough ensigns: A saying used to claim that too many people want to be the leader, and not enough people are willing to follow to do the detail work.[64]
  • Tweezer: This was used a slang referring to the BX-series droid commando.[31]


  • Utinni: This was an exclamation made by various Jawas that was roughly the equivalent of "come here!"[6]


  • Vac-head: A TIE fighter pilot who flies "in the black" for the Imperial Navy.[24]
  • Very Important Official: A person who is accorded special privileges due to their position.[71]
  • Victory kid: One of hundreds of millions or billions of children born after the fall of the Galactic Empire.[11]


  • Walking carpet: Leia Organa once applied this insulting term to Chewbacca in reference to his shaggy coat of fur.[6]
  • Wannabes: A bomber crew term for First Order personnel.[5]
  • Wastoid: A derogatory term.[72]
  • Wet dog: Luke Skywalker once used this term to describe the scent of the planet Kupoh.[15]
  • What in the blazes…: This expression was used to express shock or surprise.[21]
  • What in the universe...: Same as above.[73]
  • What the…: This general purpose expression was in use throughout the galaxy.[21]
  • What the foito: This was a Zeltron swear used by Lorica Demaris.[74]
  • What the Sith…: This was a general purpose exclamation used by the Alderaanian Jora Astane.[51]
  • Who in the name of the Great Prairie Winds…: This interrogative was used by a shopkeeper when Merei Spanjaf told him she was sent by Bandis Yong.[39]
  • Wild bantha chase: A wild bantha chase was a futile errand, one which might be a distraction to important business.[34]
  • Wishbone: A bomber crew term for a Y-wing fighter.[5]
  • Witch: This was a derogatory term for a female, but could also be applied to one who cast actual magick.[75][39]
  • Wizard: A term expressed to describe a person who has accomplished something extraordinary or unnatural. The term can elicit either excitement (e.g., Kitster Banai when speaking of young Anakin Skywalker), or trepidation (e.g., Garazeb Orrelios, when speaking of Ezra Bridger).[7][39] Owen Lars also once used this as a derogatory term towards Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi when speaking with his nephew, Luke Skywalker.[6]
  • Wrench-jockey: A term used for a repair droid.[48]



  • You can't fix stupid.: This was a saying Jessa Spanjaf used regarding poor data protection and security practices that she attributed to herself.[39]
  • Youngling: This was another term for "child," often used by the Jedi.[7][21][34]


  • Zero angle: A TIE fighter pilot term for the position behind an enemy's stern.[24]
  • Zero hour: A bomber crew term for mission start time.[5]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 SWInsider "Inbrief"—Star Wars Insider 161
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Before the Awakening
  12. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  14. 14.0 14.1 The Rebellion Begins
  15. 15.0 15.1 Heir to the Jedi
  16. Bloodline
  17. 17.0 17.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Join the Resistance
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Star Wars: The Rebel Files
  20. 20.0 20.1 Kanan 7: First Blood, Part I: The Corridors of Coruscant
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  22. 22.0 22.1 Shattered Empire, Part III
  23. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids"
  24. 24.00 24.01 24.02 24.03 24.04 24.05 24.06 24.07 24.08 24.09 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 SWInsider "Last Call at the Zero Angle"—Star Wars Insider 156
  25. 25.0 25.1 Aftermath
  26. Doctor Aphra 1: Aphra, Part I
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice
  28. Star Wars 1: Skywalker Strikes
  29. "Of MSE-6 and Men"—From a Certain Point of View
  30. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
  32. "The Levers of Power"
  33. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Missing in Action"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  35. Last Shot
  36. SWCustom-2011 "Spark of Rebellion" Trivia Gallery on
  37. SWInsider "Rebel Bluff"—Star Wars Insider 158
  38. Choose Your Destiny: A Luke & Leia Adventure
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks
  40. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  41. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  42. Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  43. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (novel)
  44. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
  45. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Point of No Return"
  46. Star Wars 2: Skywalker Strikes, Part II
  47. Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
  48. 48.0 48.1 Star Wars: Commander
  49. Poe Dameron: Flight Log
  50. Lando, Part III
  51. 51.0 51.1 Princess Leia, Part III
  52. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  53. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
  54. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Droids in Distress"
  55. "Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing"—Canto Bight
  56. 56.0 56.1 Tarkin
  57. Princess Leia, Part II
  58. Darth Vader 14: Vader Down, Part IV
  59. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Relics of the Old Republic"
  60. Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold
  61. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Slaves of the Republic"
  62. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cargo of Doom"
  63. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  64. 64.0 64.1 Aftermath: Life Debt
  65. Star Wars 5: Skywalker Strikes, Part V
  66. A New Hero
  67. A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
  68. Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
  69. Lords of the Sith
  70. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  71. Lost Stars
  72. Chewbacca, Part I
  73. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ghosts of Mortis"
  74. Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran
  75. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nightsisters"