nark

noun (1)
\ ˈnärk How to pronounce nark (audio) \

Definition of nark

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nark

noun (2)

less common spelling of

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

nark

verb
narked; narking; narks

Definition of nark (Entry 3 of 3)

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Examples of nark in a Sentence

Verb during the war some of the British were narked by their American allies, who were perceived as arrogant
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Camp in the Country’s Least-Visited National Park Let everyone else swarm the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, and head to Isle Royale, one of the most remote national narks in the nation, located in the middle of Lake Superior. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 22 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb As home secretary, Theresa May narked cops by lecturing them in public and cutting back on their powers to stop and search passers-by. The Economist, 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nark

Noun (1)

1859, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nark

Noun (1)

perhaps from Romani nak nose

Verb

origin unknown

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“Nark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nark. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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