From the depiction of (most) Jedi in the movies, we see them as being a bunch of law-abiding goody two shoes who run around keeping order in the galaxy. But I'm sure there were points where they'd get frustrated with a situation and wanted to express their disgust somehow.

Are there any instances in which a Jedi swears? Or anything that would qualify as swearing in the Star Wars universe, such as calling someone a 'scruffy looking nerf-herder'.

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    I think Kanan said "Karabast" once in Rebels but I can't recall the episode
    – NKCampbell
    Apr 11, 2017 at 17:21
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    There seem to be a few examples looking through starwars.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_phrases_and_slang/Legends. For example, "sithspit" by Jedi such as Kyle Katarn and Jaden Korr, and "kriff" by Luke in front of his son Ben.
    – Null
    Apr 11, 2017 at 17:32
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    And I don't know what movies you watched but I saw the Jedi exploiting a slave army of clones, committing treason, etc. They didn't seem like a bunch of "law-abiding goody two shoes" to me.
    – Null
    Apr 11, 2017 at 17:37
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    Obi-Wan's growl in Attack of the Clones always catches me: "What in the blazes is he doing there?" It can be found also on the phrases and slang list in Wookieepedia.
    – Essen
    Apr 11, 2017 at 19:03
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    You should know that there are several behavioral modes which could be classified by the colloquial “curse” or “swear”. Vain oath, expletive, and derogation are a few examples. Apr 11, 2017 at 23:18

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Yes, the Jedi did occasionally swear.

For example, Obi-Wan Kenobi:

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