The following is a collection of Post-War "Cadet Lingo" or the specialized vocabulary of cadets
of the Philippine Military Academy:
Aerodrone - The Post Barber Shop (Archaic).
Antics - Peculiarities.
Area Bird - A cadet who serves punishment by
walking hours on the ground. A cadet who perennially serves such punishments.
Arena - The area where punishment tours are served.
Aso - A cadet who violated the honor code. A cadet
who is ostracized by the Cadet Corps for such violation.
A.M.O. - Assistant Mess Officer.
Balisong - A native of Batangas (Archaic).
Barrister - A cadet taking finals in law (Archaic).
Baron - The Cadet First Captain.
B.B. - Bulletin Board.
Bell Buttons - The buttons on the cadet full dress
Benguet Lily - A beautiful girl. Baguio Lass.
Baguio Beans - A native of Baguio City, usually a
Black Paint - Shoe polish.
Bok - Informal name for a classmate.
Booga-Booga - A woman.
Boomboom - Expression for serving punishment, touring.
Boloman - One who is unqualified in marksmanship
training. One who is unqualified in bayonet course (Archaic).
Boodle - Food.
Boodlefight - A Corps tradition where food is served
free for all.
Boom - Something offensive (Archaic).
Bow-Wow - The Regimental Adjutant. So said because
of the bark-like commands he issues during parades.
Brace-Up - To assume a position of rigid attention.
Bricks - Bread served in the mess hall (Archaic).
Broadcast - Orders published in the mess hall (Archaic).
Bronco - Orders published in the mess hall.
BTB - Acronym for "Back to Barracks."
Buaya - A native of Cagayan.
Buga - Exhale, exerting best efforts.
Bugle - To avoid reciting by standing before the board
until the end of classes (Archaic).
Bull - A First Class Cadet.
Bull Ring - The graduation ring.
Busted Aristocrat - A cadet officeer who has been demoted.,
Butter Balls - Bell buttons (Archaic).
By Golo - "By Golly!"
Call To Quarters - Study period. A time when cadets are
forbidden from going to other rooms.
Carabao - One who does not dance (Archaic).
Cavalier - A bow-legged individual (Archaic). The
formal address used among alumni. A greeting used by an upperclassman to a member of a lower class
after the latter has had at least 20 hours of walking the area of fatigue punishment.
Cit - A civilian (Archaic).
Cits - Civilian clothing (Archaic).
Clippers - Post Barber (Archaic).
Close Call - Call to quarters.
Cochero - The section goat (Archaic).
Com - The Commandant of Cadets.
Comics - The Officer-in-Charge (O.C.). An inspecting
Coolments - "Cool" veneer.
Cools - Members of Foxtrot company.
Cow - A Secondclassman or Second Class Cadet.
Cowboy - A cadet taking equitation (Archaic).
Cuspidor - Field helmet (Archaic).
D.B. - Daily Bulletin.
Dead End - The Tactical Department (Archaic).
Dead Meat - Slow moving, sluggish cadet.
Dit-Dit - Machine gun course (Archaic).
D.P. - Dining Privilege.
D.R. - Delinquency Report.
Drag - A cadet's date in a hop or dance.
Dragon - The male partnher of a femal cadet.
Draw Cards - Command given by the instructor for the
cadets to get the test papers for an exam or quiz.
Ducrot - A plebe.
Dumbguard - A plebe.
Dugumon - Non-standard whachamacalit?
Dugunit - Variant of dugumon.
Dumbflicket - A plebe.
Dumbjohn - A plebe
Everlasting - A faithful one and only (Archaic).
F.B.I. - Full blooded Ilocano. Full-blooded Igorot.
Fatigue Duty - When one is entertaining an unexpected
visitor, usually the visit is not looked forward to.
Feather Duster - Plume used by cadet officers (Archaic).