Swear words that aren't derived from Earth-speak but rather from within the Star Wars universe's context alone e.g. sithspit


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While not comprehensive, http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_phrases_and_slang offers a fairly impressive listing. Of note:

Bantha fodder: The equivalent of "worthless"; a person or thing deemed to have no value beyond something for a bantha to graze on.

Choobies: A slang term for one's self or one's testicles.

Dosh: An expletive used to express anger.

Doshing: A derogatory modifier, as in "Take your doshin' hands off."

E chu ta: A term spoken to C-3PO by E-3PO on Cloud City to which he replies, "How rude."

Feed the Sarlacc: To use the toilet.

Karabast: A Lasat exclamation of frustration. Garazeb Orrelios was fond of using this exclamation.

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.

Kung: This was Huttese for "scum," i.e. "U kulle rah doe kankee kung," meaning "You are my kind of scum."

Moof-milker: A term for a dimwitted individual.

Mother of Kwath!: This was an exclamation of aggravation.

Nerfherder: An insult once used by Princess Leia Organa. It referred to the animal by the same name.

Nerve Burner: This insult suggested one was unstable.

Not the brightest lightsaber in the galaxy: Unintelligent.

Not the brightest star in the sky: Unintelligent.

Peedunky: This Huttese insult was roughly equivalent to "punk."

Piston-head: This derogratory phrase was sometimes used to describe IG-86 sentinel droids.

Poodoo: A Huttese term meaning "fodder," a coarse type of food for livestock. Used often as a swear word.

Pfassk: An adaptable expletive, as in "What the pfassk does sorry do for anyone?"

Skug: A common Zygerrian insult.

Sleemo: This Huttese insult was pronounced slay-mo and translated as "slimeball," a rude insult.

Son of a bantha: This insult was once directed at Han Solo by Sana Starros.

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.

Svaper: Frid Kelio once referred to the athletic director Janus Fhurek as a "dirty svaper."

Tailhead: This was a derogatory slang term referring to members of the Twi'lek race.

Walking carpet: Leia Organa once applied this insulting term to Chewbacca in reference to his shaggy coat of fur.

Wastoid: A derogatory term.

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    You have Pfassk twice. Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 16:29
  • They clarify with it being "an adaptable expletive" Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 16:38
  • I suspect that some of the beeps and whistles that R2-D2 directs at C-3P0 might be expletives, as well :-).
    – LAK
    Commented Oct 5, 2017 at 17:36

One that I have come across in the EU is 'Sithspawn'

I first came across this in the Michael A. Stackpole novel X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. Lieutenant Corran Horn (Rogue 9 of Rogue Squadron) thinks to himself

Great, all I need is some Sithspawn hotshot pilot in that squint"

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron

Note that this is Rebel pilot slang. An 'Eyeball' is a standard TIE fighter, a 'Squint' is a TIE interceptor, a 'dupe' is a TIE bomber & 'Bright' is a TIE Advanced (Darth Vader's personal TIE fighter).

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    Can you provide a source?
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 19:02
  • I'm getting a bit tired of cleaning up your answers. There's some quality here, but can you please make at least some effort to learn where capital letters go and how to use the top buttons to add quotes and links
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 20:15

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