• (British) enPR: näk, IPA: /nɑːk/
  • (America) enPR: närk, IPA: /nɑːɹk/

nark (plural narks)

  1. (British, slang) A police spy or informer.
    • 1912, George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act I,
      It’s a—well, it’s a copper’s nark, as you might say. What else would you call it? A sort of informer.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:informant
  2. (Australia, slang) An unpleasant person, especially one who makes things difficult for others; a spoilsport.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:jerk, Thesaurus:git
Related terms
  • (police spy) copper's nark
  • Portuguese: bufo
  • Russian: стукач

nark (narks, present participle narking; past and past participle narked)

  1. (transitive, thieves) To watch; to observe.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To serve or behave as a spy or informer.
    “If you nark on me, I’ll rip your arms off,” said Tim to his brother, as he passed him a joint.
  3. (transitive, slang) To annoy or irritate.
    It really narks me when people smoke in restaurants.
  4. (intransitive, slang) To complain.
    He narks in my ear all day, moaning about his problems.
  5. (transitive, slang, often imperative) To stop.
    Nark it! I hear someone coming!
Synonyms Translations Noun

nark (plural narks)

  1. Alternative form of narc narcotics officer.

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