ammo n: Ammunition.
ammo dump n: A location where live or expended ammunition is stored.
amtrack n: An amphibious armored vehicle used to transport troops and supplies, armed with a .30-caliber machine gun.
angel track n: An armored personnel carrier used as an aid station.
arty n: Artillery.
ball game n:
1. A military operation.
2. A particular condition, situation, or set of circumstances.
a. The testicles.
b. Courage, especially when reckless.
c. Great presumptuousness.
To have sexual intercourse with.
To have sexual intercourse.
band-aid n: A medic.
bandoliers n: Belts of machine gun ammunition.
beef n: A complaint.
int.v: beefed, beefing, beefs
bellyache n: A whining complaint.
big boys n: Heavy artillery; armored tanks.
bird n: A rocket, guided missile, satellite, or airplane.
bird dog n: Forward air controller, usually in a small, maneuverable single-engined prop airplane.
blooker also blooper n: The M-79 grenade launcher.
1. To kill by shooting, especially with a firearm.
2. To defeat decisively.
boom-boom n: A euphemism for sexual intercourse.
boonie rat n: A combat infantryman.
boot n: An inexperienced soldier just out of boot camp.
1. A brother.
2. Friend; pal. Used as a form of familiar address for a man or boy: So long, bro.
bug out v:
1. To leave or quit, usually in a hurry.
2. To avoid a responsibility or duty.
1. A jail or prison.
2. A toilet or restroom.
3. The buttocks.
4. A naval destroyer.
canned, canning, cans
To put a stop to; quit: Let's can the chatter.
1. To calm down or relax. Often used with out.
2. To pass time idly; loiter. Often used with out.
3. To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
comics n: Topographic maps.
tr.v. decked, decking, decks
To knock down. He decked his sparring partner
hit the deck
1. To get out of bed.
2. To fall or drop to a prone position.
3. To prepare for action.
dogface n: A U.S. Army foot soldier, especially in World War II.
eagle flights n: A large air assault of helicopters.
early out n: A solider who has a drop or reduction in time in service.
expectants n: Casualties who are expected to die.
fire track n: A flame-thrower tank.
1. To rest idly; lounge.
2. To go to bed.
foo gas n: A mixture of explosives and napalm, usually set in a fifty-gallon drum.
frag n: A fragmentation grenade.
tr.v. fragged, fragging, frags
To wound or kill (a fellow soldier) by throwing a grenade or similar explosive at the victim.
fragger n: One who frags.
1. Radio frequency.
2. A drug user or addict: a speed freak.
fubar adj: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition (or Repair); Utterly botched or confused.
[WWII military slang]
v. fucked, fucking, fucks
1. To have sexual intercourse with.
2. To take advantage of, betray, or cheat; victimize.
3. Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.
1. To engage in sexual intercourse.
2. To act wastefully or foolishly.
3. To interfere; meddle. Often used with with.
1. An act of sexual intercourse.
2. A partner in sexual intercourse.
3. A despised person.
4. Used as an intensive: What the fuck did you do that for?
Used to express extreme displeasure.
1. Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.
2. To spend time idly.
3. To masturbate.
To treat unfairly; take advantage of.
1. To make a mistake; bungle something.
2. To act carelessly, foolishly, or incorrectly.
3. To cause to be intoxicated.
funny papers n: Topographic maps.
get it on
1. To become filled with energy or excitement.
2. To engage the enemy in battle.
glad bag n: A body bag.
gook n: Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or descent.
grease monkey n: A mechanic, especially one who works on motor vehicles or aircraft.
greens n: Army Class A uniform.
grunt n: An Infantryman.
1. Nonsense; baloney.
2. Insolent talk; back talk.
gung ho adj: Extremely enthusiastic and dedicated.
hard-ass n: One who inflexibly follows or enforces rules.
honey dipper n: A soldier assigned to burn excrement .
hooch or hootch n: A hut or simple dwelling, either military or civilian.
hoochgirl n: Vietnamese woman employed by American military as maid or laundress.
hook n: A radio; a radio handset.
horn n: A radio microphone.
hot adj: Under enemy fire,with regard to an area.
hot LZ n: A landing zone under enemy fire.
Huey n: A nickname for the UH-1 series helicopters.
humped, humping, humped
1. To exert (oneself).
2. To carry, especially on the back.
1. To exert oneself.
2. To hurry.
insert n: To be deployed into a tactical area by helicopter.
jet jockey n: An Air Force fighter pilot.
john wayne n: A can opener.
1. Electric current.
2. Fuel for an engine.
kill zone n: The area around an explosive device.
klick n: A kilometer.
lay chilly adj: To freeze; to stop all motion.
leg n: Regular infantry.
lego n: Infantry unit.
lifer n: One who makes a career in one of the armed forces.
log bird n: Logistical (resupply) helicopter.
mad minute n: A weapons free-fire practice and test session .
Monday pills n: Anti-malarial pills.
moose n: A Vietnamese mistress.
mule n: A small, motorized platform originally designed to carry a 106-millimeter recoilless rifle, but most often used for transporting supplies and personnel.
Nam n: Vietnam.
nape n: Napalm.
papa sierra n: Platoon sergeant .
peanuts adj: wounded in action .
piss tube n: A vertical tube buried in the ground for urinating into.
pogue n: A derogatory term for military personnel employed in rear echelon support capacities, usually used by Marines.
point n: The forward man or element on a combat patrol.
pop smoke v: To ignite a smoke grenade to signal an aircraft .
pos n: Slang for position, usually meaning a friendly location.
profile n: A prohibition from certain types of military duty due to injury or disability.
rabbits n: Used as a disparaging term for white American soldiers.
rack n: A bed or cot.
recon n: Reconnaissance.
redball n: An enemy high speed trail or road.
redbird n: A Cobra helicopter.
repo depo n: A replacement detachment .
ringknocker n: A graduate of a military academy. Refers to the rink worn by graduates.
rock'n'roll v: Firing a weapon on full automatic.
ruck or rucksack n: A backpack issued to infantry.
Ruff Puff n: A derogatory term used by Americans for RF/PF.
sack out v: To sleep.
saddle up v: To put on one's pack and get ready to march.
set n: A party.
shake'n'bake n: A sergeant who attended NCO school and earned rank after only a very short time in uniform.
short adj: Close to the end of a tour of military duty.
sky v: To leave.
sky out v: To flee or leave suddenly.
slackman n: The second man back on a patrol, directly behind the point.
slant n: Used as a disparaging term for a person of Asian birth or descent.
slope n: Used as a disparaging term for a person of Asian birth or descent.
soul brother n: A Black soldier.
spider hole n: A camouflaged enemy foxhole.
1. To interrogate (someone) under duress: sweated the suspected spy for hours.
2. To extract (information) from someone under duress: The police sweated the information out of the suspect.
1. To endure anxiously: sweat out an exam.
2. To await (something) anxiously.
Easily done or handled.
To sweat profusely.
1. Personally close; intimate.
2. Intoxicated; drunk.
turtles n: New replacements.
World, the n: The United States of America.
yo interj: Used as a greeting or to attract someone's attention.
[From the Danish yo for 'yes']
zipperhead n: Used as a disparaging term for a person of Vietnamese birth or descent.
zippo raid n: A military operation which involves burning down a village, named after the Zippo cigarette lighters used to ignite the fire.
zapped adj: Killed.
zit n: Used as a disparaging term for a person of Vietnamese birth or descent.
zulu n: A casualty report.