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narc | nark

This page is about the slang term 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

a. sells narcotic drugs

b. uses narcotic drugs

c. arrests sellers and users of narcotic drugs

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Contributor: Matt Errey