The Marine Corps Chevron at San Diego gathered and published a glossary of leatherneck slang heavily flavored with Chinese, Tagalog, pidgin English and plain Navy. Examples:
Bean bagmeal pennant aboard ship.
Charlie Noblesmoke pipe from a ship's galley (not to be leaned against).
Downto pass ("Down the meat").
Maggie's drawersred flag indicating a clean miss on the rifle range.
Ear-bangerapple polisher; yes man.
Gizmoa term of universal significance, capable of meaning "gadget," "stuff," "thing," "whozis" or almost anything else the speaker wants it to.
Brewbeer, the standard Marine beverage.
One brewa minor-league drinker.
Go-to-hell hatoverseas cap.
Rip hoHow the drill sergeant pronounces "To the...