- a government agent or detective charged with the enforcement of laws restricting the use of narcotics.
Origin of narc
Related Words for narcsdetective, force, man, policewoman, constable, police, patrolman, officer, blabbermouth, double-crosser, turncoat, sneak, squealer, source, fink, stoolie, betrayer, tattler, tattletale, informant
Examples from the Web for narcs
Contemporary Examples of narcs
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.
- US slang a narcotics agent
1967 (earlier narco, 1960), American English slang, shortened form of narcotics agent. Had been used 1955 for narcotics hospital, 1958 for narcotics addict. Sense and spelling tending to merge with older but unrelated nark (q.v.).