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[ker-pluhngk] /kərˈplʌŋk/
with or as if with a sudden muffled thud:
The huge stone hit the water kerplunk.
Origin of kerplunk
First recorded in 1885-90; See origin at ker-, plunk Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then I began to fly—drift down, and all of a sudden, kerplunk, I fell out of bed.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • "That colour of hair and eyes always knocks me kerplunk," observed Hollanden softly.

    The Third Violet

    Stephen Crane
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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