British Slang. a stool pigeon or informer.
Australian Slang. an annoying person.
verb (used without object)
British Slang. to act as a police informer or stool pigeon.
Australian Slang. to become annoyed.
a government agent or detective charged with the enforcement of laws restricting the use of .
(US, slang) a narcotics agent
(Brit & Austral, NZ) an informer or spy, esp one working for the police (copper’s nark)
(Brit) a person who complains irritatingly: an old nark
(Austral & NZ) a spoilsport
(Brit & Austral, NZ) to annoy, upset, or irritate: he was narked by her indifference
(intransitive) (Brit & Austral, NZ) to inform or spy, esp for the police
(intransitive) (Brit) to complain irritatingly
(NZ) nark at someone, to nag someone
(Brit) nark it, stop it!
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.).
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.).
: down to the narco police on the beat
A narcotics agent or police officer; gazer: another drug-scare hoax promulgated by the ”narcs”/ the ritual of dodging the ”narcos” (1960s+ Narcotics)
(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”]
[ner-buhd-uh] /nərˈbʌd ə/ noun 1. a river flowing W from central India to the Arabian Sea. 800 miles (1290 km) long. /nəˈmʌdə/ noun 1. a river in central India, rising in Madhya Pradesh and flowing generally west to the Gulf of Cambay in a wide estuary: the second most sacred river in India. Length: 1290 […]
/ˈnɑːkɪ/ adjective narkier, narkiest 1. (slang) irritable, complaining, or sarcastic
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[nahr-mer] /ˈnɑr mər/ noun 1. a king of Egypt identified by modern scholars as the Menes of tradition and depicted as the unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt on an ancient slate tablet (Narmer Palette or Palette of Narmer) c3200 b.c. with relief carvings on both sides.