Definition of narc
: a person (such as a government agent) who investigates narcotics violations
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My dismay that she’s turned into a narc is more than outweighed by my admiration of the site’s ability to get the community to keep itself clean.
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Origin and Etymology of narc
short for narcotics agent
First Known Use: 1966
Definition of narc-
1 [Greek narkē] : deep sleep narcolepsy
2 [narcotic] : illegal narcotics narco-terrorism
NARC Defined for English Language Learners
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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