What Does Sleemo Mean In The Book Of Boba Fett?

Chapter 4 of "The Book of Boba Fett" finally gives fans a glimpse of how Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) came to join forces with Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). After her shootout with the bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) in "The Mandalorian," Fennec was left to die in the middle of the desert. Fett finds her on his way back from scouting Jabba's palace, and recognizes her as one of the galaxy's best assassins. Fett saves her life, and Shand agrees to help him reclaim his ship as a way to pay him back.

The two sneak through the gutters beneath Jabba's palace and make their way into the hangar, battling Gamorrean guards and a couple of comic-relief chef droids along the way. In the hangar, the two are surrounded by more Gamorreans and a few Nikto mercenaries. A classic "Star Wars" shootout erupts beside the ship. After Shand guns down one of the Nikto gunmen, his buddy calls her a "sleemo," before dying himself just a few moments later. Sleemo is definitely a funny, alien-sounding insult, but what does it actually mean?

The insult was first used by Anakin back in Episode 1

Sleemo is an insult that first appeared in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace," when a young Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) used it against his podracing rival Sebulba (Lewis Macleod). Sleemo means "slimeball" in Huttese (via Wookieepedia), and to call someone a sleemo is essentially the same as calling them a jerk. More specifically, according to StarWars.com, it means that person is a sleazy, no good creep — the perfect insult for someone like Sebulba, who regularly cheated and murdered his opponents while racing.

Additionally, there was also a group of pirates and outlaws that lived on the planet of Talus who took on the name the Sleemo Gang. This gang only ever appeared in "Star Wars Galaxies," an MMORPG that ran from 2003 to 2011. Though it only appears briefly in "The Book of Boba Fett," it's an insult with a long history in the "Star Wars" universe, and we can only hope sleemo returns in all its hilarious glory later on in the series.