from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang Variant of narc.
- n. An informer, especially a police informer.
- intransitive v. To be an informer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A narcotics law enforcement officer.
- n. A police spy or informer.
- v. To annoy or irritate.
- v. To stop.
- v. To serve or behave as a spy or informer.
- v. To complain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A law enforcement agent specializing in narcotics law violations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. inform or spy (for the police)
- n. an informer or spy working for the police
- n. a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
- v. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
I looked out of the spy window in the back of the cab and saw my "nark" standing staring in the middle of the road.
Had Johnson been a "nark" of the police he would soon have been exposed, but as he dealt with cases which never came directly into the courts, his activities were never realized by his companions.
He had risen very rapidly, but from very dirty beginnings; being first a "nark" or informer, and then a money-lender: but as solicitor to the Eyres he had the sense, as I say, to keep technically straight until he was ready to deal the final blow.
A 'nark' is an informer, a spy among criminals who sells the police whatever information he can scrape up.
"The fear of being labelled a 'nark' … can stop prisoners from speaking up with that information."
A screaming match erupted in the Hamilton District Court yesterday as a man who went on a pokie-machine burglary spree in New Plymouth early this year was labelled a "nark".
[quote = "Flying Felix"] [quote = "nark"] [b] Sorry Gentlemen, these are very sloppy drills that have crept in recently.
"nark" carefully picked to walk on as noiselessly as possible, motioning me to do the same.
Or perhaps God is in fact a supernatural coppers' nark.
Firearms were out of the question, of course, being easy to trace and the missile being prone to nark under the scientific manipulation of Scotland Yard.