30+ Slang Words for Guns (And How to Use Them)

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E4 Mafia
(U.S. Army) Group of soldiers with the rank of Specialist who are loyal to one another and stick together. Will cover each other against discipline and usually make privates do all the work.
Educated Asshole
(U.S. Navy) A Seabee in the EA (Engineering Aid) rating with civilian and/or military technical training in construction design, surveying, drafting, materials or quality control.
(U.S. Air Force) The F-15 Fighter
Eagle Driver
(U.S. Air Force) F-15 Pilot
Eagle Hatcher
(U.S. Air Force) Member of the F-15 Development Team (SPO)
Eagle Keeper
(U.S. Air Force) F-15 Maintainer, crew chief
Eagle Rider
(U.S. Air Force) F-15E Weapons System Officer (WSO or ‘Wizzo’) – ‘Backseater’
(U.S. Air Force) Humorous. term used by F-15 personnel in early days of the F-16 program to refer to the F-16.
Echo Check
(U.S. Air Force) a type of snipe hunt where a jet engine maintainer is told to scream into a static jet engine at the top of his lungs, and if he get the right pitch and volume the blades in the engine will ring.
Echo Tango Suitcase
(U.S. Army) Punning reference to ETS or Expiration of Term of Service the end of an enlisted soldier’s service contract, especially if the soldier has no intention of reenlisting. Similar to “PCS to Fort Living Room,” another humorous reference to impending discharge from active duty.
(U.S. Marine Corps) Eagle, Globe and Anchor, the emblem of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Egg Banjo
(U.K.) A fried egg sandwich so called because when it is eaten, generally with the one hand that is free, egg yolk squirts onto the eater’s shirt/jacket resulting in them raising their sandwich to approximately ear height whilst they attempt to “strum” the egg from their shirt with their free hand.
Egyptian PT
(U.K.) Sleeping, particularly during the day. Probably dates from WW2 or before. The act of laying on your bed, with your arms crossed over your chest, just like an Egyptian mummy
(U.K. and U.S. Marine Corps) Phonetic pronunciation of “LC”, the abbreviation for Lance-Corporal
(U.S.): Extra Military Instruction. In military training establishments it is a supposed learning opportunity for a serviceman to better learn some military instruction. It is not supposed to be (but most often is) a non-judicial punishment that Usually consists of some menial task like running in place with arms outstretched from the chest while holding a rifle (Army) or changing into every uniform once an hour for inspection (a “Fashion Show“) (Navy) . This punishment is used for individuals who have difficulty following instructions, or show excess attitude towards company commanders/authority figures.
End Exercise
(U.S. Marine Corps) An abbreviated or unmotivated “Oorah”. Often used as a form of acknowledgment or greeting.
(U.S. Army). Expiration of Term of Service. Pronounced, “ee-tee-ess”. The end of an enlisted soldier’s service contract, especially if the soldier has no intention of reenlisting.
Generally, any specific operation or activity. “This evolution does not require talking.” “All hands on deck for the refueling evolution.”
(Singapore) to serve extra duties as camp guard or confinement (frequently on weekends) as punishment
eyebrow remover
(U.S. Army, Canada) Immersion heater, a device used for heating washing water in a field kitchen; it consists of a gas-fuelled element immersed in a large container, such as a large galvanized garbage container. An external gas tank drips gas down a column into the element, and is lit by dropping a match or inserting a lit gas-soaked rod into the tube, igniting the gas. The term “eyebrow remover” is derived making the mistake of looking in the opening after dropping the lit match in it to see if it lit properly; the puddle of gasoline at the bottom will sometimes flash and send a flame into one’s face.


What does strapping mean slang?

(stræpɪŋ ) adjective [usu ADJ n] If you describe someone as strapping, you mean that they are tall and strong, and look healthy.

What is goat slang for?

For those not familiar, this new version of GOAT refers to a word formed from an acronym: “Greatest of all time.”

What is dig in slang? Dig has another slang meaning. As a verb, it is used informally to mean ‘understand‘ or ‘take notice of something’, and also, very informally ‘to like.

What is a cooler slang? : a prison or jail They threw him in the cooler.

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(U.S. Air Force) Refers to Senior Non-commissioned Officers (due to the number of stripes on their rank insignia)
Zero dark thirty
(U.S.) A humorous way to declare an unknown time in the wee hours of the morning. Used by military personnel to describe an unwanted time to be awake or awaken. Usually pronounced “oh” dark thirty.
Zero Day
(U.S. Army) The day in which a Basic Combat Training company picks up Soldiers. Also called “Pick-Up Day” by instructors or “Shark Attack” by trainees.
(U.S. Marine Corps) Refers to Marine Corps haircut – zero inches on the sides and three inches on the top.
zero trade
(Canada) Combat arms or combat troops. The Military Occupation Code for personnel in combat zones (infantry, artillery, armored, combat engineers, and linemen) begin with zero. Not pejorative.
1. (Canada) Armored Soldier (Tank crew) . Refers to the common injury among tankers of hitting their head on the hatch or other part of the tank, and having it stitched up, which look rather like zippers.
2. (U.S.) Derogatory term for Vietnamese in general and Viet Cong specifically.
3. (U.S.) Term for Soldiers who part their hair in the middle, front to back; assumed to be dope fiends.
Zipper-suited Sun God
(U.S. Air Force) a pilot. Pejorative.
Zippo raid
(U.S.) Refers to the igniting of straw huts in suspected Viet Cong villages during the Vietnam War.
(U.S.) Refers to being released for the day at the morning’s accountability formation.
Zoom Bag
(U.S. Air Force) Flight suit.
1. (Canada and U.S.) Refers to any U.S. Air Force jet aircraft pilot, usually a fighter jet or attack jet pilot, Member of the Air Force, akin to “Jarhead” for Marines, “Squid” for Navy, or “Grunt” for Army. Also, a student or graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.
2. (U.S. Navy) Particles of ionizing radiation (are also referred to in this manner by nuclear-trained Sailors).