narc, nark, narcotics agent

(noun) a lawman concerned with narcotics violations

nark, copper's nark

(noun) an informer or spy working for the police


(verb) inform or spy (for the police)

annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; “Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me”; “It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


nark (plural narks)

(British, slang) A police spy or informer.

Synonym: Thesaurus:informant

(Australia, slang) An unpleasant person, especially one who makes things difficult for others; a spoilsport.

Synonyms: Thesaurus:jerk, Thesaurus:git


nark (third-person singular simple present narks, present participle narking, simple past and past participle narked)

(transitive, thieves) To watch; to observe.

(intransitive, slang) To serve or behave as a spy or informer.

(transitive, slang) To annoy or irritate.

(intransitive, slang) To complain.

(transitive, slang, often imperative) To stop.


• (inform on): rat out, tattle, see rat out

Etymology 2


nark (plural narks)

Alternative form of narc (narcotics officer).


• ARNK, Karn, karn, knar, kran, rank

Source: Wiktionary


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