Mectec

noun informal
Abbreviation of ‘mise-en-crime technical investigator’.
Origin
Pun on mise en scène
Source
The City & The City

Solsake

exclamation
An oath sworn in the name of humanity’s home star.
Source
Faithful to Thee, Terra, in Our Fashion

Sweedack

interjection
Contraction of je suis d’accord.
Origin
Popularised by French Canadian hockey players in the twenty-first century.
Source
The Shockwave Rider

Calcker

noun informal
A computer.
Origin
Corruption of ‘calculator’.
Source
Wish Upon a Star

Plock

verb informal
To make redundant, particularly by technological means.
Source
The Panda Coin

Wethead

noun informal
A person without cybernetic brain implants.
Source
The Star Surgeon’s Apprentice

Naffle

verb informal
To travel in a spaceship that is nearly as fast as light.
Source
The Shobies’ Story

Floaking

verb
Practising the life-technique of aggregated skill, luck, laziness and chutzpah.
Origin
Coined by immersers.
Source
Embassytown

Frelk

noun informal
A person who is sexually attracted to spacers.
Origin
Abbreviation of ‘free-fall-sexual-displacement complex’.
Source
Aye, and Gomorrah…

Ziphead

noun informal
A person who has been made into a cognitive computer.
Source
A Deepness in the Sky

Fakebook

noun
A written document stored in electronic form.
Source
Light

Freeboot

verb
Recreational use of the anti-cancer drug Reboot™ for the purpose of experiencing its notable gender-reassignment side effect.
Source
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