Nark



[nahrk] /nɑrk/

noun
1.
British Slang. a stool pigeon or informer.
2.
Australian Slang. an annoying person.
verb (used without object)
3.
British Slang. to act as a police informer or stool pigeon.
4.
Australian Slang. to become annoyed.
[nahrk] /nɑrk/
noun
1.
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[nahrk] /nɑrk/
noun, Slang.
1.
a government agent or detective charged with the enforcement of laws restricting the use of .
/nɑːk/
noun
1.
(Brit & Austral, NZ) an informer or spy, esp one working for the police (copper’s nark)
2.
(Brit) a person who complains irritatingly: an old nark
3.
(Austral & NZ) a spoilsport
verb
4.
(Brit & Austral, NZ) to annoy, upset, or irritate: he was narked by her indifference
5.
(intransitive) (Brit & Austral, NZ) to inform or spy, esp for the police
6.
(intransitive) (Brit) to complain irritatingly
7.
(NZ) nark at someone, to nag someone
8.
(Brit) nark it, stop it!
/nɑːk/
noun
1.
(US, slang) a narcotics agent

1859, “to act as a police informer” (v.); 1860, “police informer” (n.), probably from Romany nak “nose,” from Hindi nak, from Sanskrit nakra, which probably is related to Sanskrit nasa “nose” (see nose (n.)). Sense and spelling tending to merge with etymologically unrelated narc (q.v.).
n.

1967 (earlier narco, 1960), American English slang, shortened form of narcotics agent. Had been used 1955 for narcotics hospital, 1958 for narcotics addict. Sense and spelling tending to merge with older but unrelated nark (q.v.).

noun

verb

(also narc): He will nark on him if the first guy doesn’t keep playing games/ felt the Fraynes and their youngsters had narced on them

[fr Romany nak, ”nose”]

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)
narcotics agent

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