The expostulation (?) is almost campy at this point in the franchise. Is there a canon translation?

I am always reading it as "Hot damn!" or "Hey, Raul!" but would be delighted to learn of its intended meaning in-universe.

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"Come on!" or "Let's go!"

This is according to the (canon) factbook Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

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In Legends canon, the word is described thusly.


For most travelers, especially those alone in the desert wilderness, the first sound you are likely to hear in a Jawa encounter is "Utinni!" which is a battle cry of sorts, a triumphal call to all other Jawas nearby that prey has been located. The cry also is used as a great exclamation, proclaiming great wonder or excitement by whatever impresses them.

Star Wars: Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide

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    +1 It appears that "Hot damn!" is not far off the mark. :D
    – Lexible
    Jun 5 at 2:43

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