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nark

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noun \ˈnärk\

Definition of nark

British

  1. :  stool pigeon 1

Examples of nark in a sentence

  1. <he began to suspect that there was a nark in his organization who was tipping off Scotland Yard>

Origin and Etymology of nark

perhaps from Romany nak nose


First Known Use: circa 1860


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nark

noun \ˈnärk\

variant of

slang

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


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nark

verb

Definition of nark

British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  irritate, annoy

Examples of nark in a sentence

  1. <during the war some of the British were narked by their American allies, who were perceived as arrogant>

Origin and Etymology of nark

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1888


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