It was the sole commandment that ran there:—'Thou shalt not nark.'
The searchlight from the nark was playing full upon the scene.
A hail came from Jackson, second in command of the nark, at once.
"nark (p. 091) the doin's, nark it," he cried and fired his rifle.
That the "nark," with his mean tricks, is a nuisance to wandering beggars is seen in a very short time.
nark, a person in the pay of the police; a common informer; one who gets his living by laying traps for publicans, &c.
So interested were the boys in this conversation that they failed to note the near approach of the nark to an ancient schooner.
All true wanderers hate him; even the drunken, domineering grinder is treated with civility in a house where beggars see a "nark."
He resolved to depart from his evil ways and to become a nark—a copper's nark—which is a police spy, or informer.
Another "nark" was a drunken drover, who left a saucepan on the fire while he went out for a drink.
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.).
(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'']
: 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)