AskDefine | Define narc

Dictionary Definition

narc n : a lawman concerned with narcotics violations [syn: nark, narcotics agent]

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English

Etymology

Abbreviation of "narcotics officer"

Noun

  1. a narcotics squad police officer.
  2. a person who notifies authorities of illicit activity, betraying someone in the process.

Verb

  1. to inform authorities of the illict actions of others that one has knowledge of as an insider
    "If you narc on me, I'll rip your arms off," said Tim to his little brother, as he passed him a cigarette.

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Extensive Definition

wikt narc
NARC, narc or nark may refer to:
  • nitrogen narcosis, or getting "narc'd", is the altered state of mind commonly experienced by divers.

Abbreviation

Etymologies

  1. Short for "narcotic"
  2. From Romani nāk = "nose"

See also

narc in Japanese: NARC

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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