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noun (1)


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noun (2)

less common spelling of narc

: a person (such as a government agent) who investigates narcotics crimes : narco
an undercover narc


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narked; narking; narks

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
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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Word History


Noun (1)

perhaps from Romani nak nose


origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1859, in the meaning defined above


1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nark was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Nark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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