Narc Meaning: What Does NARC Mean? with Useful Examples

What does NARC mean? Learn how and when to use this internet slang word with ESL infographic and interesting texting conversations in English.

NARC Meaning

What Does NARC Mean?

When being called a ‘narc’ one has been accused of telling a secret someone didn’t want told. To become a ‘narc’ you simply have to tell an authority figure that someone is doing something they shouldn’t.

Origin of NARC

The abbreviation ‘narc’ is also used in reference on paperwork to define an officer and/or federal agent who enforces the law against the sell of illegal drugs. The alternative spelling for ‘narc’ is ‘nark’.

Conversation Examples

How this online slang word is most commonly used.

Example 1:

  • Texter 1: Jane got arrested!
  • Texter 2: What?
  • Texter 1: Yeah I saw the cops kick her door in and she left in cuffs.
  • Texter 2: Wow. Think it was Josh?
  • Texter 1: YES! He is such a narc.

Two friends talk about how another friend shouldn’t have trusted a guy they all knew was going to eventually tell the cops what they were doing.

Example 2:

  • Guy 1: Hey man did you get those shoes from ABCD?
  • Guy 2: No.
  • Guy 1: Well where you get them!
  • Guy 2: Sorry man I’m not saying.
  • Guy 1: Oh come one please.
  • Guy 2: No man your a narc and everyone knows it.

A conversation between two guys and one has a nice new pair of shoes that his buddy wants. However, how the guy obtained them he wishes to keep secret and knows the other guy can’t keep secrets so he calls him a ‘narc’ instead of saying, ‘sorry can’t tell you because you will tell the world.’

Example 3:

  • Texter 1: Whats up girl?
  • Texter 2: I’m grounded.
  • Texter 1: Really?
  • Texter 2: Yeah I get to keep my phone, but can’t go anywhere.
  • Texter 1: Why?
  • Texter 2: Because my sister is such a narc, she told about the party last week.
  • Texter 1: Bummer.

Here a girl blames her sister for telling their parents about a party she went to without permission, making her sister a ‘narc’ and resulting in the girl getting in trouble.

NARC Meaning Infographic