plonk

[plongk]
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Origin of plonk

1925–30; perhaps alteration of French (vin) blanc white (wine)
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Historical Examples of plonk

  • Suddenly we heard a musical and distant wail, something flew past the window, and there was a wee "plonk."

    A Company of Tanks

    W. H. L. Watson


British Dictionary definitions for plonk

plonk

1
verb
  1. (often foll by down) to drop or be dropped, esp heavily or suddenlyhe plonked the money on the table
noun
  1. the act or sound of plonking
interjection
  1. an exclamation imitative of this sound

plonk

2
noun
  1. British, Australian and NZ informal alcoholic drink, usually wine, esp of inferior quality

Word Origin for plonk

C20: perhaps from French blanc white, as in vin blanc white wine
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Word Origin and History for plonk
v.

1874, imitative. From 1903 as a noun. Related: Plonked; plonking.

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