noun, plural nar·cos.Slang.
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Definition for narco (2 of 2)
Origin of narco-
WORDS THAT USE NARCO-
What does narco- mean?
Narco- comes from the Greek nárkē, meaning “numbness, stiffness.”
Note that narco and narc are slang for a government agent or detective charged with the enforcement of laws restricting the use of narcotics.
Both narco and narc are shortened from narcotic, which as you may have guessed, also comes from the Greek nárkē. Narc is sometimes spelled as nark and, while the two terms somewhat overlap in slang sense, nark as slang for “informer” comes from a completely different origin than narcotic. Discover its surprising source at our entry for nark.
What are variants of narco-?
Examples of narco-
One term you may have encountered that features the combining form narco- is narcolepsy, a condition characterized by frequent and uncontrollable periods of deep sleep.
As we know, narco- means “stupor.” The second part of the word, -lepsy, is a combining form meaning “seizure,” as in epilepsy, a disorder of the nervous system that can cause loss of attention, sleepiness, and convulsion. Narcolepsy has a literal sense of “being seized by sleep.”
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What are some other forms that narco- may be commonly confused with?
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Narcodollars refers to money obtained through the illegal trafficking of what substances?
Example sentences from the Web for narco
This house on Parsioneros, after all, was only one of many such narco-tombs in Juarez, known as narcofosas.
Most coverage of Santa Muerte has focused on her role as a narco-saint.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico|Michael Schulson|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Teresa Puente|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He recognized the latest model lie-detector, a rather outdated narco-synthesizer, a Class B Psychocomputer.Evil Out of Onzar|Mark Ganes
Under narco-hypnosis, they'll testify that they saw a couple of Wizard Traders take their robes off.
Why, if we give all those people in the pictures narco-hyps, we won't learn the base-line designation; none of them will know it.
"A few Councilmen are going to drop dead before they can be narco-hypped," Dalla prophesied over the rim of her glass.
We must stand by democracies--like Colombia, fighting narco-traffickers for its people's lives, and our children's lives.