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narco

Syllabification: nar·co
Pronunciation: /ˈnärkō
 
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Definition of narco in English:

noun (plural narcos)

US informal
1Narcotics; illegal drugs: [as modifier]: the multi-billion dollar narco trade
More example sentences
  • "Narcoterrorism" would be toothless if we in the US could find a more sensible way of dealing with the ever-present demand for "the narco."
  • Dr Malini is a narco expert.
  • Scientists note that the narco traders will simply breed their coca plants to be resistant to the disease.
1.1A dealer in drugs: political bosses who may have links to the narcos
More example sentences
  • They have rattled the narcos, impeding some trafficking routes and increasing weapons seizures.
  • Later, the narcos fought with the guerrillas, because they hadn't carried out the agreement to protect the crops and the laboratory.
  • They believe that governments are sincere about combating drugs and the narco.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation of narcotic.

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