Definitions

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  • n. Narcotics.
  • n. A South American drugs baron.
  • n. Someone suffering from narcolepsy

Etymologies

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From narcotic.

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From narcolepsy.

Examples

  • They're part of what I call "narco cultura," and it feeds into the way a lot of young people in Mexico idolize the drug dealers.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Few bystanders have been killed in narco-related violence, although 14 innocent men, women, and children died in grenade attacks last September in Morelia, with nearly 100 more injured, some very seriously.

    [movintomx] Safety in lakeside

  • He was told that so far this year more than $2 million in narco dollars have been seized in Nogales.

    Border Czar tours his domain

  • Several major figures in narco cartels have been captured and prosecuted.

    Drugs, Rebellion, And Mexico's Militarization

  • But what makes it really remarkable: Valencia's odd career trajectory has a long precedent in the Latin American narco-trade:

    Population Statistic

  • Though about the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, it's required reading for anyone interesting in the current Latin American narco-imbroglio.

    Madam Mayo

  • A little while ago an Argentine journalist from the newspaper The Nation commented to me that some analysts have begun to use the expression narco-State when talking about Mexico.

    The Narco News Bulletin

  • Malverde is an iconic, probably mythical figure often described as the "narco saint".

    Jose Guerena Killed: Arizona Cops Shoot Former Marine In Botched Pot Raid

  • There is a whole genre of songs in Mexico called narco-corridos, songs that celebrate drug kingpins.

    Mexico Captures Reputed Drug Lord 'La Barbie'

  • ATIA ABAWI, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A symbol of corruption, what people here call narco mansions lining the streets of Kabul, many of the houses built in the last eight years with illicit money from the drug trade and corrupt government officials, officials alleged to have squandered billion of dollars in foreign aid.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

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