an informer; stool pigeon
Origin of nark; from Romany n?k, a nose ; from Hindi n?k, nose: for Indo-European base see nose
- to inform on (a person)
- Brit. to make, be, or become annoyed, angry, etc.
Brit. stop it! keep quiet!
Variant of narc.
Chiefly British Slang
An informer, especially a police informer.
intransitive verbnarked, nark·ing, narks
To be an informer.
Origin of narkPerhaps from Romani nak, nose; see nas- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present narks, present participle narking, simple past and past participle narked)
- Alternative form of narc (narcotics officer).