narc

or nark

[nahrk]
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Origin of narc

1965–70, Americanism; shortening of narcotic

narc-

  1. variant of narco- before a vowel: narcoma.
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British Dictionary definitions for narc

narc

noun
  1. US slang a narcotics agent
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Word Origin and History for narc
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.).

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