narc

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noun \ˈnärk\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of narc

slang

  1. :  a person (as a government agent) who investigates narcotics violations

Origin and Etymology of narc

short for narcotics agent


First Known Use: 1966


narc-

combining form
variants: or

narco-

Definition of narc-

  1. 1 [Greek narkē] :  deep sleep <narcolepsy>

  2. 2 [narcotic] :  illegal narcotics <narco-terrorism>


NARC Defined for English Language Learners

narc

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noun \ˈnärk\

Definition of narc for English Language Learners

  • : a person (such as a government agent) who tries to catch criminals who buy and sell illegal drugs

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