Snitch vs Narc what difference

what is difference between Snitch and Narc

English

Etymology

Origin uncertain. Perhaps an alteration of snatch, or a dialectal variant of sneak, from Middle English sniken, from Old English snīcan (to creep; crawl). More at sneak.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /snɪtʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃ

Verb

snitch (third-person singular simple present snitches, present participle snitching, simple past and past participle snitched)

  1. (transitive) To inform on, especially in betrayal of others.
  2. (slang, transitive) To contact or cooperate with the police for any reason.
  3. (dated, transitive) To steal, quickly and quietly.

Synonyms

  • (to steal): filch, pilfer, pocket; See also Thesaurus:steal
  • (to inform on): drop a dime, grass up, rat out; See also Thesaurus:rat out
  • (cooperate with the police):

Translations

Noun

snitch (plural snitches)

  1. A thief.
  2. An informer, usually one who betrays his group.
  3. (Britain) A nose.
    • 1897, W.S. Maugham, Lisa of Lambeth, chapter 1
      ‘Yah, I wouldn’t git a second-‘and dress at a pawnbroker’s!’
      ‘Garn!’ said Liza indignantly. ‘I’ll swipe yer over the snitch if yer talk ter me. […] “
  4. A tiny morsel.
    • 1963, Jack Schaefer, Monte Walsh, p 3
      “He pays for the food you eat,” said the woman.
      “Yeah,” said the boy. “And I earn every snitch doing everything ever gets done around here.”
  5. A ball used in the sports of Quidditch.

Synonyms

  • (thief): filcher, pincher; See also Thesaurus:thief
  • (informer): grass, mole, quisling, rat, stool pigeon; See also Thesaurus:informant
  • (nose): schnozz, sneck; See also Thesaurus:nose
  • (morsel): bite, snap, snippock

Derived terms

  • snitches get stitches
  • snitches get stitches and wind up in ditches

Translations

Anagrams

  • chints


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: näk, IPA(key): /nɑːk/
  • (US) enPR: närk, IPA(key): /nɑːɹk/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)k

Etymology 1

Clipping of narcotics (control) officer.

Noun

narc (plural narcs)

  1. (informal, colloquial, drugs) A police officer assigned to or engaging in illegal narcotics control.

Translations

Etymology 2

Alternative spelling of nark, influenced by narc (narcotics officer).

Noun

narc (plural narcs)

  1. (informal, colloquial, drugs) Alternative spelling of nark (spy)

Verb

narc (third-person singular simple present narcs, present participle narcing, simple past and past participle narced)

  1. (informal, colloquial, drugs) Alternative spelling of nark

See also

  • stool pigeon

Etymology 3

Clipping of narcosis.

Verb

narc (third-person singular simple present narcs, present participle narcing, simple past and past participle narced)

  1. (underwater diving, slang) To suffer from impaired judgment due to nitrogen narcosis (for example, while scuba diving).

Translations

Etymology 4

Clipping of narcissist.

Noun

narc (plural narcs)

  1. (colloquial, informal) A narcissist.

Anagrams

  • Carn, Cran, NRCA, cRNA, carn, cran, cran-, crna

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