Definition of narco in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɑːkəʊ/

noun (plural narcos)

US informal
1Narcotics; illegal drugs: [as modifier]: the multi-billion dollar narco trade
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  • The complicity of the National Police in drug trafficking was turning the country into a narco state.
  • The country is devolving into a "narco state" with about 60 per cent of its income derived from opium.
  • Many people say there are fantasies in the narco.
1.1A drug trafficker or dealer: political bosses who may have links to the narcos
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  • In daylight, the narcos smuggle their loads across three bridges that link Juarez with El Paso.
  • Citizenship and passports are easy to procure in Latin America, disguising the movements of terrorists and narcos.
  • The insurgents, having failed to spark a leftist revolt, turned to the narcos for financial support to bring about revolution by force of arms.


1950s: abbreviation of narcotic.

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