nark
I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Romany nak nose Date: circa 1860 British stool pigeon 1 II. variant of narc III. transitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1888 British irritate, annoy

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  • nark — nark1 [närk] Slang n. [< Romany nāk, a nose < Hindi nāk, nose: for IE base see NOSE] an informer; stool pigeon vt., vi. 1. to inform on (a person) 2. Brit. to make, be, or become annoyed, angry, etc. nark it [Brit. Slang] stop i …   English World dictionary

  • Nark — oder Nak (voller Herrschername Brhat Chao Naraksha Negara Champasakti, * 1774; † 1850 in Bangkok, Thailand) war als Prinzgouverneur (Chao Mueang Nakhon Champasak) der von Siam eingesetzte Herrscher des Reiches Champasak. Nark wurde zunächst bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nark — [ nark ] another spelling of narc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nark — ark n. [from narcotics.] A law enforcement agent specializing in narcotics law violations. [slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nark — (ind. Myth.), die Unterwelt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • nark — [na:k US na:rk] n informal especially BrE someone who is friendly with criminals and who secretly tells the police about their activities = ↑informer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nark — 1859, to act as a police informer (v.); 1860, police informer (n.), probably from Romany nak nose, from Hindi nak, from Skt. nakra, which probably is related to Skt. nasa nose (see NOSE (Cf. nose) (n.)). Sense and spelling tending to merge with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nark — informal ► NOUN 1) chiefly Brit. a police informer. 2) Austral./NZ an annoying person or thing. ► VERB chiefly Brit. ▪ annoy. ORIGIN Romany n k nose …   English terms dictionary

  • nark — I. vb British 1. to inform on, betray. From the noun nark. 2. to stop or to keep quiet. This cockney usage invariably occurred in the com mand nark it! . 3. to annoy or affront; to needle. This expression, which was particularly popu lar in the… …   Contemporary slang

  • nark — AND narc [nark] 1. n. a police informer. □ Fred is a nark. He squealed. □ I’m going to get that narc for squealing. 2. in. to inform (on someone) to the police; to squeal. (Often with on.) □ Don’t nark on me! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • nark — 1. noun /nɑː(r)k/ a) A police spy or informer. It’s a well, it’s a copper’s nark, as you might say. What else would you call it? A sort of informer. b) (US, slang) (or narc) A narcotics law enforcement officer …   Wiktionary

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