narc

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Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of "narcotics officer".

Noun[edit]

narc (plural narcs)

  1. (slang) A narcotics squad police officer.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Alternate spelling of nark, influenced by narc (narcotics officer).

Noun[edit]

narc (plural narcs)

  1. (slang) Alternative spelling of nark (spy)

Verb[edit]

narc (third-person singular simple present narcs, present participle narcing, simple past and past participle narced)

  1. (slang) Alternative spelling of nark.
    “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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Etymology 3[edit]

Short for "narcosis", etymologically related to the first etymology (from "narcotics officer") but instead referring to the medical condition of nitrogen narcosis rather than to narcotics.

Verb[edit]

narc (third-person singular simple present narcs, present participle narcing, simple past and past participle narced)

  1. (slang) To suffer from impaired judgment due to nitrogen narcosis (e.g. while scuba diving).

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