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Related to narks: Marks, narcs
Variant of narc.
nark 2(närk) Chiefly British Slang
An informer, especially a police informer.
intr.v. narked, nark·ing, narks
To be an informer.
1. Brit and Austral and NZ an informer or spy, esp one working for the police (copper's nark)
2. Brit a person who complains irritatingly: an old nark.
3. Austral and NZ a spoilsport
4. Brit and Austral and NZ to annoy, upset, or irritate: he was narked by her indifference.
5. (intr) Brit and Austral and NZ to inform or spy, esp for the police
6. (intr) Brit to complain irritatingly
7. nark at someone NZ to nag someone
8. nark it Brit stop it!
[C19: probably from Romany nāk nose]
Brit. Slang. a stool pigeon or informer.
[1860–65; < Romany nāk nose]
Past participle: narked
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|Noun||1.||nark - an informer or spy working for the police|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|2.||nark - a lawman concerned with narcotics violations|
|Verb||1.||nark - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"|
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
displease - give displeasure to
|2.||nark - inform or spy (for the police)|
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"