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narc | nark

Meaning: a narcotics officer, a police officer working in drug trade suppression

For example:

  • The narcs raided the dealer's apartment after being tipped off by his neighbours.

  • There are a lot of narks working at the airport.

Origin: short for "narcotic", meaning a powerful pain-relieving drug like heroin or morphine

Quick Quiz:

A narc is someone who
  1. sells narcotic drugs
  2. uses narcotic drugs
  3. arrests sellers and users of narcotic drugs

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