Nark vs Nork - What's the difference?

nark | nork |

As nouns the difference between nark and nork

is that nark is (british|slang) a police spy or informer or nark can be (narcotics officer) while nork is (slang|ethnic slur|derogatory) a north korean.

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)
  • (slang, chiefly in plural) A woman's breast.
  • *1983 , Robert Drewe, The Bodysurfers , Penguin 2009, p. 91:
  • *:I lay there so close I could've reached out in any direction and just grabbed a nork .
  • * 1999 , Louis Nowra, The twelfth of never :
  • Ernie constantly badgered me to get her to talk to him but I suspected she would throttle him if he merely glanced in the direction of her norks .
  • * 2002 , Kate Atkinson, Not the end of the world :
  • And her norks ! Like a hundred times bigger than his sister's. Why was he thinking about his sister's norks? Gross.