31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

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31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Military terms, even if it involves colloquial terms, are important. These are slang or informal words or phrases that usually have a serious meaning. Sometimes, these terms can come in handy when you are in the middle of an operation. You can talk freely among yourselves without fear that the enemy will understand your next move.

There are codes that cannot be revealed to the public because they are top-secret and can compromise military operations. However, there are conversational military terms that will sound funny to civilian ears, but to our modern day heroes, mean something quite serious.

Alpha Charlie

This refers to the military alphabet A and C. It stands for ass chewing or in formal terms, a verbal reprimand.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Ass

These are armored vehicles (e.g. Strykers, tanks, etc).

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Band-Aid

This term refers to a medic. It was used by the troops during the Vietnam war.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings


Big Voice

This refers to the loudspeaker in a military base. It is the voice that warns everyone if there is an incoming attack or a schedule that needs to be attended to.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Tango Uniform

This refers to the military alphabet T and U that stands for “tits up”. This describes the position of dead bodies or broken pieces of equipment.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

‘Black’ on ____ (ammo, water, etc)

This is a phrase that is used to describe a lack of resource.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Bolo

An insult used on recruits who have a hard time passing the training in marksmanship. It comes from the idea that those who cannot pass will resort to using a bolo in combat instead of a rifle.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Bone

This is a slang for a B-1 bomber.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Chest Candy

This is a military slang that describes medals and ribbons worn on a uniform.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Comics

These are maps that come from the military intelligence. It is actually a bit of an insult because this term was used to describe how these maps are not as accurate as they should be. It also helps that the maps have bright and colorful layouts and symbols.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

X Digit Midget

X actually refers to a number. This indicates the number of days before someone goes on leave or retires.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Dear John

This is a term used to describe a breakup with a significant other through a letter. Usually, it is the significant other that broke up with the service member.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Dustoff

This refers to a medical evacuation done through a helicopter.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Eagle Keeper

This refers to the F-15’s maintenance crew chief.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Embed

This refers to a situation wherein a military unit provides security and basic necessities to a reporter while they are conducting their business as a journalist.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Flight Suit Insert

This is the Air Force slang for pilots.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Fitty

This is the military slang for an M2 .50 caliber machine gun.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Five-Sided Puzzle Palace

This is the military slang for the Pentagon.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Gone Elvis

This is the term they use to describe a service member who has gone missing in action.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Geardo

This is an Army term used to describe a soldier who spends too much money on gear even if it is needed or not.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Hit the Silk

This is the military term used to describe ejecting from an aircraft and using a parachute.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Hangar Queen

This refers to the aircraft used for spare parts in order to repair other broken planes.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Helo

This is the short term for a helicopter.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Iron Rations

This refers to the rations that the military use during an emergency survival situation.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Kinetic

This is a term used to describe something violent.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Rainbow

This is a term used on new recruits going through basic training.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Scrambled Eggs

This refers to the embellishments that can be found on the cap of an officer.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Snake Eater

This refers to any member of the US Army Special Forces.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Sky Blossom

This refers to a parachute that was deployed.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Soap chips

This refers to the psychological operations (PSYOPS) tactic that involves fake sentimental letters from an enemy’s home country. It is written and placed on bodies and battle wreckages to hint the infidelity of loved ones back home. It is meant to demoralize those in combat.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Bitchin’ Betty

This refers to the female voice that can be heard in the warning system of a US military aircraft. The voice alerts pilots to any life-threatening situations.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings

Here is Leslie Shook, the voice behind Bitchin’ Betty.

31 Funny Military Terms With Serious Meanings