Nark vs Annoyance - What's the difference?

nark | annoyance |


As nouns the difference between nark and annoyance

is that nark is (british|slang) a police spy or informer or nark can be (narcotics officer) while annoyance is (countable) that which annoys.

As a verb nark

is (slang) to serve or behave as a spy or informer.

nark

English

(wikipedia nark)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) nak.

Alternative forms

* narc

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British, slang) A police spy or informer.
  • * 1912 , , Act I,
  • It’s a—well, it’s a copper’s nark , as you might say. What else would you call it? A sort of informer.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (slang) To serve or behave as a spy or informer.
  • (slang) To annoy or irritate.
  • It really narks me when people smoke in restaurants.
  • (slang) To complain.
  • He narks in my ear all day, moaning about his problems.
  • (transitive, slang, often imperative) To stop.
  • Nark it! I hear someone coming!
    Synonyms
    * * tattle

    Etymology 2

    See narc

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (narcotics officer).
  • References

    * * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.

    Anagrams

    *

    annoyance

    English

    Alternative forms

    * annoyaunce (obsolete)

    Noun

    (wikipedia annoyance)
  • (countable) That which annoys.
  • (countable) An act or instance of annoying.
  • (uncountable) The psychological state of being annoyed or irritated.
  • Synonyms

    * nark