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narc

or nark

[ nahrk ]
/ nɑrk /
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noun Slang.
a government agent or detective charged with the enforcement of laws restricting the use of narcotics.
verb (used without object) Slang.
to inform on someone to the police or a narcotics agent for possession, sale, etc., of illicit drugs (usually used with on): It figures he’d narc on me to the cops as soon as he saw my stash.Who narced?
to inform on someone to an authority (usually used with on): I've narced on drivers I see throwing litter out their windows.
Verb Phrases
narc out, Slang. to inform on: A few kids were narced out as drug dealers and got expelled from school.Won’t the neighbors narc you out to the authorities for keeping chickens?
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Origin of narc

An Americansim dating back to 1965–70; shortening of narcotic

Other definitions for narc (2 of 2)

narc-

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

narc
/ (nɑːk) /

noun
US slang a narcotics agent
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