nark

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v nark inform or spy (for the police)
    • v 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"
    • n nark a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
    • n nark an informer or spy working for the police
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Usage

In literature:

THEKLA (to the COUNTESS, with narks of great oppression of spirits).
"The Death of Wallenstein" by Friedrich Schiller
The other side was narks an' cows an' rotters to a man; But mine was all reel bonzer chaps.
"Digger Smith" by C. J. Dennis
Good as called me a copper's nark.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Nark (confound) it, I say, Mad-ham-moss-elle, voo (what's "give," Mervin?
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
He's the kind of old cove I'd like to get real narked and then scoot.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
I believe 'e's a 'nark'; I see him with one o' your chaps the other day.
"The Red Triangle" by Arthur Morrison
He shook his fist at the Nark.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
He's narked because he knows we want an overdraft.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Sing a hymn, ye snivellin' nark!
"A Child of the Jago" by Arthur Morrison
The boys politely term them 'coppers,' the burglars 'cops' or 'narks.
"School-Room Humour" by Dr. MacNamara
Even the `narks' know nothing.
"An Eye for an Eye" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Blimey! Ain't it gittin' tough?
Life gits 'arder day by day.
First a bloke ain't got enough
Words for wot 'e wants to say;
Then some nark; with nix to do,
Cuts vocab'laries in two.
"Sling It!" by C J Dennis
Times I 'ave thought, when things was goin' crook,
When 'Ope turned nark an' Love forgot to smile,
Of somethin' I once seen in some old book
Where an ole sorehead arsts, "Is life worf w'ile?"
"The Mooch O' Life" by C J Dennis
"I didn't want to see a game, nor see no justice done.
It never mattered wot occurred as long as my side won.
The other side was narks an' cows an' rotters to a man;
But mine was all reel bonzer chaps. I was a partisan.
"Over the Fence" by C J Dennis
"I'm sittin' in me dug-out day be day -
It narks us; but Australia's got a name
Fer doin' little jobs like blokes 'oo play
A clean straight game.
Wiv luck I might see scrappin' 'fore I'm done,
Or go where Craig 'as gone, an' miss the fun.
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis
We sung a song er two to give 'im 'eart,
'An' jes' to show yeh wot a nark 'e wuz,
'E wouldn't sing. 'E wouldn't take no part.
'E wouldn't eat no matter wot we does.
'E wouldn't drink, 'e wouldn't touch the froot.
Or play 'is flamin' flute.
"The Disagreeable Musician" by C J Dennis
There wuz Flash Liz, an' me, an' Ginger Mick.
An' Mother Gumphy frum the corner store.
An' Bill the Rabbit-o, an' Dirty Dick,
An' Nan the Nark, an' 'arf a dozzing more.
But strike! It seemed the comp'ny didn't soot!
'E wouldn't play the flute.
"The Disagreeable Musician" by C J Dennis

In news:

Vaughn Nark Flying High Summit.
This aptly named recording features trumpeter Vaughn Nark in the company he loves best-the US Air Force's Airmen of Note big band, a group he has been associated with for more than 15 years.
The view from Echo 's bar in N. October 30, 2012 BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer.
Joe Rullo and his lucky Hurricane Dollar, used to ward off… (JASON NARK…).
The first-ever Psychedemia conference was held at the University of Pennsylvania… (JASON NARK / DAILY NEWS STAFF ).
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