narc

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noun \ ˈnärk \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of narc

slang
:a person (such as a government agent) who investigates narcotics violations

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Origin and Etymology of narc

short for narcotics agent


narc-

combining form
variants: or narco-

Definition of narc-

1
[Greek narkē]
:deep sleep
  • narcolepsy
2
[narcotic]
:illegal narcotics
  • narco-terrorism

NARC Defined for English Language Learners

narc

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noun

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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