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US Army Slang Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of US Army Slang Acronyms

  • AIDS — Army Induced Divorce Syndrome.
  • ARMY — Ain’t Ready For The Marines Yet; Airforce Rejected Me Yesterday; Aren’t Really Men Yet
  • ATFU — Ate The F*ck Up. When Someone/thing Is Not Up To The Army Standard.
  • AWR — (Alpha Whiskey Romeo) Allah’s Waiting Room.
  • BCD — Birth Control Device. Refers To The Standard Issue Eyeglasses, Generally Known For Being Unstylish.
  • BCGS — Birth Control Glasses; See BCD
  • BOB — The Sun. Stands For Big Orange Ball.
  • BOG — Boots On The Ground. Number of Soldiers Available.
  • BOHICA — Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
  • BTDT — Been There, Done That
  • BTDTBTTS — Been There, Done That, Bought The T-Shirt
  • CDAT — Computerized Dumb-Ass Tanker (in The Era of Modern Weaponry)
  • CF — (Charlie Foxtrot) Cluster F*ck
  • CS — “(Charlie Sierra) Can Mean “”Chicken Sh*t”” Or “”C*ck Sucker.”””
  • DAN — Dick, Ass, And Nuts. Used When Referring To A Smell, Particularly That of A Soldier Who Hasn’t Showered In A While.
  • DAT — Dumb-Ass Tanker (in The Pre-computer Era)
  • DH — Darling Husband (used Almost Exclusively By Dependent Spouse Types)
  • DICK — Dedicated Infantry Combat Killer (used In Infantry Training)
  • DILLIGAFF — Do I Look Like I Give A Flying F*ck?
  • DINQ — “Delinquent In Quals (Pronounced “”dink””). Someone Who Has Not Progressed As Far As Required In Their Qualifications.”
  • ECE — Equine-Canine Extravaganza; I.e. Dog And Pony Show – Useless Perfection of Duty Or Equipment For (usually) Bored Commanders Or Press/media
  • FAINTED — Faked An Injury, Necessary To Escape Duty
  • FIDO — F*ck It. Drive On Equivalent of Sh*t Happens
  • FIGMO — F*ck It, Got My Orders —The State of Apathy Between When Transfer Orders Are Received And When The Transfer Takes Place.
  • FIIGMO — “F*ck It, I’ve Got My Orders (a.k.a. “”Short-timer’s Disease””)”
  • FISHDO — “F*ck It, Shit Happens, Drive On (military Equivalent of “”par For The Course.””)”
  • FM — “F*cking Magic. Used To Explain Something Complicated, Generally To Someone New Who Has Asked A Question That Would Take Too Long To Explain. “”How Does That Work?”” “”Oh, It Uses FM.”” Also Used In Reference To “”Field Manuals””, Which Is A Slang Term For Porn Magazines (Playboy, Penthouse, Etc.)”
  • FNG — F*cking New Guy. Soldier Coming To A Unit Straight From AIT. Sometimes Pronounced Fin-gee.
  • FOAD — F*ck Off And Die
  • FODA — “F*ck Off And Die Asshole. Note: Foda Is Also Portuguese For Fuck. When Said By Itself, It Can Have The Same Connotation As “”F*ck Off And Die, Asshole.”””
  • FTA — F*ck The Army; Fun Travel Adventure; Or Follow The Airborne
  • FTN — F*ck The Navy; Fun Time Navy
  • FUBAR — F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition (Also: F*cked Up Beyond Any Recovery)
  • FUBB — F*cked Up Beyond Belief (A Worst-Case Scenario)
  • FUBIJAR — F*ck You Buddy, I Am Just A Reservist!
  • FUBIS — F*ck You, Buddy, I Am Shipping. Used Toward The End of A Tour of Duty To Indicate An Attitude of General Apathy And Contempt. (see Also FIIGMO)
  • FUGAZI — F*cked-up, Got Ambushed, Zipped-In
  • FYB — F*ck Your Buddy. When Someone Unintentionally Gets A Friend In Trouble, He Is Playing FYB.
  • FYYFF — F*ck You, You F*cking F*ck
  • GFAG — Go F*ck A Goat
  • GI — Government Issue; Originally Used For Government Supplied Equipment, Often Used By Soldiers To Refer To Themselves.
  • GOBI — General Officer’s Bright Idea – Usually Means The Opposite.
  • GSS — General Star Spangled, Refers To Any Over Patriotic, Usually Callous And Uncaring General.
  • HANO — High-Altitude No-Opening Parachute Technique. Used To Describe Total Malfunctions During Parachute Operations, Regardless of Actual Altitude, As Well As Any Fall. (Used In Sarcastic Reference To HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) Jumps)
  • INI — Intoxication And Intercourse (also I&I). Used To Specify Activity During Leave/time-off; See RnR.
  • JAFO — Just Another F*cking Observer. Aviation Slang For The Co-pilot Or Observer On An Aircraft.
  • JANFU — Joint Army-Navy F*ck-up.
  • KMAG YO-YO — Kiss My Ass, Guys, You’re On Your Own
  • KP — Kitchen Patrol. Periodic One-day Duty Assignment For Lower-grade Soldiers To Do Mess Hall Work.
  • LCPL — Abbreviation For The Rank of Lance Corporal; Also Last Cleaning Position Left
  • LLMF — Lost Like A Mother F*cker.
  • LPCS — “Leather Personnel Carriers, Or Combat Boots. Generally Used When Describing A Mode of Travel (i.e., “”We’ll Be Taking Our LPCs Over To The Range.””)”
  • MARINE — Muscles Are Required Intelligence Not Essential
  • MARINE — Math And Reading Is Not Essential
  • MARINE — My Ass Rides In Navy Equipment
  • MPH — Said Phonetically As My Papa Hotel, Meaning My Pussy Hurts
  • MST — Morale Suppression Team.
  • NAVY — Never Again Volunteer Yourself
  • NCO — No Civilian Opportunities. This Is A Jab At Non-commissioned Officers Who Are Said To Stay In The Army Because They Could Not Get Another Job, Not Because They Want To Be Soldiers.
  • NDG — No Damn Good
  • NFG — “No F*cking Good, A.k.a. Busted, Non Functional, Broken. Also “”New F*cking Guy”””
  • NJB — No Job Bitch. This Term Is Used For Those Who Hold No Collateral Duty Or Position, Even Although Their Rank Suggests That They Should.
  • NPGS — No Pussy Getters; See BCD
  • NUB — Non-Useful Body. Someone Who, While Assigned To The Unit, Can Not Be Fully Utilized, Generally Because They Have Not Yet Completed The Requisite Qualifications.
  • OCONUS — Outside CONtinental United States
  • PCP — Pork Chop Platoon (Physical Conditioning Platoon)
  • PFC — Pointless F*cking Chevron; Also Abbreviation For The Rank of Private First Class
  • PFM — Pure F*cking Magic; See FM
  • POG — People Other Than Grunts (US Army Infantry); Permanently On The Ground (US Air Force, US Naval Aviation And US Army Aviation)
  • REMF — Rear-Echelon Mother F*cker. A Term of Derision Used By Front-line Soldiers To Describe Those In Cushy Jobs In The Rear.
  • RHIP — Rank Hath Its Privileges
  • RLO — Regular Line Officer
  • RNR — “Rest And Relaxation (also R&R). Used To Specify Activity During Leave/time-off; As In, “”I Need A Little RnR.”””
  • ROAD — “Retired On Active Duty (i.e., “”ROAD Warrior””)”
  • RPG — Rape Prevention Glasses, Rocket Propelled Grenade
  • SFUS — Standard F*cked Up Situation.
  • SH — Sierra Hotel: Sh*t Hot
  • SLUF — Short Little Ugly F*cker, Term For Small Jet Aircraft Or A Racist Term For Native People
  • SNAFU — Situation Normal: All F*cked Up
  • SOS — Same Old Sh*t; Sh*t On A Shingle (Creamed Chipped Beef On Toast/biscuit, A Breakfast Staple).
  • SRDH — Shit Rolls Down Hill. Used To Denote Unwanted Or Unpleasing Duties Assigned To Lower Ranks.
  • SSDD — Same Sh*t, Different Day
  • SSND — Same Sh*t, New Day
  • SST — “Slang For The Vehicle Used To Remove Human Waste From The Portable Toilets Meaning, “”Sh*t-Sucking Truck””.”
  • SWAG — Scientific Wild-Ass Guess. A Close Approximation.
  • TAMFR — This Ain’t My First Rodeo. Often Used By Newly Promoted Officers.
  • TARFU — Things Are Really Fucked Up. A Situation Worse Than SNAFU, But Not Quite FUBAR.
  • TU — (or Tango Uniform) Tits Up. Broken. Not Working.
  • TWAT — Tanker Without A Tank. Used For Tankers Who Are Performing Infantry Duties. Mainly Used By Infantry In Iraq.
  • UAFB — Useful As A Football Bat. Anyone Who Cannot Perform Even Simple Duties Due To Incompetence, And As Such Has No Useful Application Or Purpose.
  • US ARMY — Uncle Sam Ain’t Released Me Yet
  • US ARMY — Uncle Sam Ass Raped Me Yesterday
  • USAF — U Sure Are F*cked
  • USMC — Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children
  • USMC — U Suckers Missed Christmas
  • USMC — U Signed The Mother-f*ckin’ Contract
  • USMC — University of Science And Mystical Culture
  • USMC — U Suck My C*ck
  • USMC — Uncle Sam’s Moldy Crotch
  • WOJG — Warrant Officer, Junior Grade. Informal Reference To Lowest Grade of Warrant Officer (WO1).

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