Now that A Disturbing Prospect is live, I thought I’d run through some of the biker slang and club member titles that pop up throughout the book. While writing, I used this biker slang dictionary as a reference.
Cut: The leather jacket or vest that members of a club wear, usually with the club’s insignia embroidered onto the back, and various patches sewn on.
Enforcer: Sort of a bouncer for the club… or the guy who sorts things out when talking doesn’t work.
House Mouse: A woman who is unaffiliated with but hangs out with the club.
Holeshot: When someone in a motor vehicle rips up gravel. It’s also the fastest driver during a race. Not a biker term, but a reader asked about it, so I figured I’d include it. It also used to be my dad’s CB handle. (I might be aging myself by telling you that!)
Ol’ Lady / Ol’ Man: Girlfriend/boyfriend, usually serious.
One-kicker: In A Disturbing Prospect, Cliff mentions that he isn’t a one-kick wonder yet; this means that he can’t start his bike with just one kick of the starter.
One-percenter: A club that is involved with illegal activity.
M/C: Motorcycle club
Patch: This can refer to the patch on a biker’s cut, or the verb—as in, getting patched in, meaning being accepted as a member.
President: The member who oversees club activities, duties, and operations.
Prospect: A potential member.
Pussy Pad: The seat on the back of the bike, usually where a biker’s ol’ lady rides.
Rocker: A curved patch that is usually placed on the side or back of a cut. Usually designates the club’s name.
Sergeant at Arms: The member who handles club rules, patches, etc. Also sometimes weapons. (In some M/Cs, the SAA and Enforcer are interchangeable terms for the same role.)
Treasurer: The member who takes care of funds. Also organizes activities, fundraisers, and other club events.
Vice President: Second-in-command, usually coordinates Church and other events, and also takes over President roles in case that member can’t perform his duties.
There are other positions in an M/C, but I didn’t want to overwhelm my readers with a whole slew of characters. You’ll meet more of the members in the next book. 😉
A Disturbing Prospect
Ex-con Cliff thought Olivia was the peace he needs, but she might be the hell he’s trying to escape.
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