[ nahr-koh ]
/ ˈnɑr koʊ /

noun, plural nar·cos. Slang.


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Origin of narco

shortening of narcotic; cf. -o

Definition for narco (2 of 2)


a combining form meaning “stupor,” “narcosis,” used in the formation of compound words: narcodiagnosis.
Also especially before a vowel, narc-.

Origin of narco-

< Greek nárk(ē) numbness, stiffness + -o- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for narco


sometimes before a vowel narc-

combining form

indicating numbness or torpornarcolepsy
connected with or derived from illicit drug productionnarcoeconomies

Word Origin for narco-

from Greek narkē numbness
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Medical definitions for narco



Numbness; stupor; lethargy:narcolepsy.
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