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plop

[plop] /plɒp/
verb (used without object), plopped, plopping.
1.
to make a sound like that of something falling or dropping into water:
A frog plopped into the pond.
2.
to fall with such a sound:
Big raindrops plopped against the window.
3.
to drop or fall with full force or direct impact:
He plopped into a chair.
verb (used with object), plopped, plopping.
4.
to drop or set down heavily:
She plopped her books on the desk.
5.
to cause to plop:
The fisherman plopped the bait into the river.
noun
6.
a plopping sound or fall.
7.
the act of plopping.
adverb
8.
with a plop:
The stone fell plop into the water.
Origin of plop
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; imitative
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  • This is boiling and plopping (I coin this word) like mush in huge pots, or thick soap in mighty caldrons.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • The old crone puffed up again at this unexpected flare, and went out of the room, plopping her feet on floor and mumbling.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • Quite a good lot of bullets were plopping into the water, so the Commodore ordered the Colne to lie further out.

British Dictionary definitions for plopping

plop

/plɒp/
noun
1.
the characteristic sound made by an object dropping into water without a splash
verb plops, plopping, plopped
2.
to fall or cause to fall with the sound of a plop: the stone plopped into the water
interjection
3.
an exclamation imitative of this sound: to go plop
Word Origin
C19: imitative of the sound
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Word Origin and History for plopping

plop

v.

1821, imitative of the sound of a smooth object dropping into water. Related: Plopped; plopping. Thackary (mid-19c.) used plap (v.). As a noun from 1833.

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