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nark (nark) noun
1. An annoying person.
2. A stool pigeon or informer
1. To irritate or annoy.
2. To be an informer.
[From Romany nak (nose). Ultimately from the Indo-European root nas- (nose) that is also the source of other words for nose: English nose, Hindi nak, Spanish nariz, French nez, and related words nuzzle, nostril, and nasal.]
A variant of narc: a police officer involved in investigating narcotics violations.
[From shortening of narcotic.]
"He's a nark, complaining all the time."
"They were going to teach the Heremaia boys a lesson - you don't
nark on patched gang members."
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