Nark vs Naik - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between nark and naik

is that nark is (british|slang) a police spy or informer or nark can be (narcotics officer) while naik is a lord or governor in south asia.

As a verb nark

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

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(wikipedia nark)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) nak.

Alternative forms

* narc


(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.


    (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!
    * * tattle

    Etymology 2

    See narc


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

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






    (en noun)
  • A lord or governor in South Asia.
  • An officer (equivalent to corporal) in a corps of Indian or Nepalese soldiers.
  • * 1888': Also, he had to keep his temper [...] especially once when he was abused by a '''Naik he had himself recruited from Isser Jang village — Rudyard Kipling, ‘Miss Youghal's ''Sais''’, ''Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2007, p. 26)
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