verb (used without object)
Origin of nark1
Origin of narc
Related Words for narkannouncer, sleuth, reporter, agent, spy, informer, prosecutor, blabbermouth, double-crosser, turncoat, sneak, squealer, source, fink, stoolie, betrayer, tattler, tattletale, informant, rat
Examples from the Web for nark
Historical Examples of nark
The searchlight from the Nark was playing full upon the scene.
A hail came from Jackson, second in command of the Nark, at once.
It was the sole commandment that ran there:—'Thou shalt not nark.'A Child of the Jago
"Nark (p. 091) the doin's, nark it," he cried and fired his rifle.The Red Horizon
He resolved to depart from his evil ways and to become a nark—a copper's nark—which is a police spy, or informer.Tales of Mean Streets
Word Origin for nark
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.).