Nark vs Nabk - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between nark and nabk

is that nark is (british|slang) a police spy or informer or nark can be (narcotics officer) while nabk is either of two thorny shrublike trees, of the genus ziziphus , from north africa and the middle east; (taxlink) is supposed to be the plant from which christ's crown of thorns was made.

As a verb nark

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

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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

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    nabk

    English

    (wikipedia nabk) (Ziziphus) (Ziziphus)

    Alternative forms

    * nubk, nebeck, nebbuk, nebak

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Either of two thorny shrublike trees, of the genus Ziziphus , from North Africa and the Middle East; (taxlink) is supposed to be the plant from which Christ's crown of thorns was made.
  • The edible berry of (taxlink).
  • Anagrams

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