narco

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See also: narco-

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnɑːkəʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)kəʊ

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of narcotics.. From narcotic.

Noun[edit]

narco (plural narcos)

  1. Narcotics.
    • 1971, Robert Deane Pharr, SRO:
      Margo sighed her contentment. ‘Selling narco in Harlem is the life. There's nothing finer.’
    • 2002, Jeanette Windle, The DMZ:
      Colonel Thornton had the deepest admiration for the Colombians at all levels of society who had made a stand against corruption and narco-dealing, often at the cost of their own lives.
  2. (crime) A South American drug baron.
    • 2010 October 16, “Under the volcano”, in The Economist[1]:
      The conflict has become a test of endurance for both the government and the narcos.
  3. (law enforcement) Acronym of narcotics control officer.; A police officer specializing in drug crimes
    Synonym: narc
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of narcoleptic..

Noun[edit]

narco (plural narcos)

  1. (pathology) Someone suffering from narcolepsy
    • 1998 January 6, “Not many postings?”, in alt.support.narcolepsy, Usenet[2]:
      I too am a narco. Have been for about 10 years.
    • 1999 February 1, Sean Flynn, “Life's dilemmas - sometimes, they ARE a bitch..”, in rec.music.hip-hop, Usenet[3]:
      Besides, staying awake on your first day at a new job is definitely NOT a problem (unless you're a narco or something...).
    • 2007, Karen Russell, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves[4], →ISBN, page 62:
      Apneics, Others, and Narcos all gossip merrily on the walk back to our cabins.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaɾko/, [ˈnaɾ.ko]

Etymology 1[edit]

Short for narcotraficante (drug dealer).

Noun[edit]

narco m (plural narcos, feminine narca, feminine plural narcas)

  1. drug dealer, drug lord
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for narcotráfico (drug trafficking).

Noun[edit]

narco m (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) drug trafficking
    la guerra contra el narco
    the war against drug trafficking
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