[ nahrk ]
/ nɑrk /
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verb (used without object), narced [nahrkt], /nɑrkt/, narc·ing [nahr-king]. /ˈnɑr kɪŋ/. Slang.
to inform on someone to the police or a narcotics officer 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 past and past participle narced [nahrkt], /nɑrkt/, present participle narc·ing [nahr-king]. /ˈnɑr kɪŋ/.
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 Americanism dating back to 1965–70; shortening of narcotic
Other definitions for narc (2 of 2)
variant of narco- before a vowel: narcoma.
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How to use narc in a sentence
Jeff Deeney talks to the dealers, users, and narcs in the “Suzie-Q” black market.
In October, Jeff Deeney talked to the dealers, users, and narcs in the “Suzie-Q” black market.
British Dictionary definitions for narc
/ (nɑːk) /
US slang a narcotics agent
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