Origin of narco
- 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-
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Examples from the Web for narco
Quintero looks at narco blogs that get updated at least once every 30 minutes, he says, all day, every day.
Go and watch it—it is included in the new documentary Narco Cultura, by photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwartz.
“If you take a narco out, another one will come forward,” he said.As Drug War Continues, Mexico Celebrates Its Deceased
November 2, 2012
And the next generation of narco subs may be even harder to spot.
The next generation of narco subs, Montoya says, will be piloted remotely like unmanned aerial vehicles.
sometimes before a vowel narc-
- indicating numbness or torpornarcolepsy
- connected with or derived from illicit drug productionnarcoeconomies
from Greek narkē numbness
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Word Origin and History for narco
word-forming element meaning "stupor, narcosis, sleep," from Latinized form of Greek narko-, comb. form of narke "numbness" (see narcotic (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Numbness; stupor; lethargy:narcolepsy.
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