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[nahrk] /nɑrk/
noun, Slang.
1.
a government agent or detective charged with the enforcement of laws restricting the use of narcotics.
Also, nark.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; shortening of narcotic

narc-

1.
variant of narco- before a vowel:
narcoma.
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Examples for narc
  • If you narc out another officer you will probably pay for it.
  • When their connection arrives, he suspects the filmmaker of being a narc and abruptly runs away.
British Dictionary definitions for narc

narc

/nɑːk/
noun
1.
(US, slang) a narcotics agent
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Word Origin and History for narc
narc
1967, Amer.Eng. slang, shortened form of narcotics agent (earlier narco). Had been used 1955 for narcotics hospital, 1958 for narcotics addict. Sense and spelling tending to merge with older but unrelated nark (q.v.).
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Slang definitions & phrases for narc

narc

modifier

: down to the narco police on the beat

noun

A narcotics agent or police officer; gazer: another drug-scare hoax promulgated by the ''narcs''/ the ritual of dodging the ''narcos'' (1960s+ Narcotics)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for narc

narc

narcotics agent
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