- 1British A police informer.More example sentences
- The opprobrium that once attached to informers, snitches, snouts, shoppers and narks in all walks of life no longer exists.
- I wonder if the Canadian police could consider invoicing narks directly?
- Then the copper whips off a little advert looking for narks to come forward over this purely political offence.
- 2Australian/New Zealand An annoying person or thing.More example sentences
- He would have made his point, saved the pain of being painted a tax nark, while exploiting the Coalition's leadership tension.
- I admit I can be a nark on the park sometimes but I hate seeing people losing and still looking happy.
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- Annoy or exasperate: I was narked at being pushed aroundMore example sentences
- I'd put in eight weeks of training, but the controversy has narked me a bit.
- This narked a few people, including his apparently unpaid vet and a group who claimed that the animals on his ranch were being treated cruelly.
- So, well done, your girlfriend, for finding a humorous card that actually did the trick - and I'm not at all surprised that she's narked that you just chucked it out.
mid 19th century: from Romany nāk 'nose'.