Nark vs Zark - What's the difference?

nark | zark |


As a noun nark

is (british|slang) a police spy or informer or nark can be (narcotics officer).

As a verb nark

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

As an interjection zark is

(slang|euphemistic) fuck.

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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.

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    zark

    English

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (slang, euphemistic) Fuck.
  • Derived terms

    * zarking * zark off