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

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noun (2)

less common spelling of

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


narked; narking; narks

Definition of nark (Entry 3 of 3)

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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, "8 Bucket-List Adventures You've Never Heard Of," 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, "Tories promise more police—having earlier cut their number," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nark

Noun (1)

1859, in the meaning defined above


1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nark

Noun (1)

perhaps from Romani nak nose


origin unknown

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“Nark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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