Definitions for NARCnɑrk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or nark 2
a government narcotics agent or detective.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Origin of narc:
1965–70, Amer.; shortening of narcotic
narc, nark, narcotics agent(noun)
a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
A narcotics squad police officer.
u2013 A person who notifies authorities of illicit activity, betraying someone in the process.
u2013 to inform authorities of the illicit actions of others that one has knowledge of as an insider
u201CIf you narc on me, Iu2019ll rip your arms offu201D, said Tim to his little brother, as he passed him a cigarette.
To suffer from impaired judgment due to nitrogen narcosis (e.g. while scuba diving).
Origin: Abbreviation of "narcotics officer" (narcotics sense only)
Narc is a 1988 arcade game designed by Eugene Jarvis for Williams Electronics and programmed by George Petro. It was one of the first ultra-violent video games and a frequent target of parental criticism of the arcade game industry. The object is to arrest and kill drug offenders, confiscate their money and drugs, and defeat "Mr. Big". It was the first game in the newly restarted Williams Electronics coin-op division, and features their notable use of digitized graphics. In fact, the quality of the graphics in terms of number of colors would not be surpassed until the game Mortal Kombat II. The game features what in arcade terminology is termed a medium resolution monitor - higher resolution than televisions and normal arcade monitors, although often in a smaller physical size. NARC was also the very first arcade game to utilize the TI TMS34010, which is a 32-bit processor. The game was also notable for the numerous voice samples used during and between levels. Narc was ported to the NES and several home computer systems in 1990. In 2005, the franchise was re-launched with a brand new game for the Xbox and PS2.
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