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plonk

[ plongk ]
/ plɒŋk /
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noun Chiefly British.

inferior or cheap wine.

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Origin of plonk

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

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British Dictionary definitions for plonk (1 of 2)

plonk1
/ (plɒŋk) /

verb

(often foll by down) to drop or be dropped, esp heavily or suddenlyhe plonked the money on the table

noun

the act or sound of plonking

interjection

an exclamation imitative of this sound

British Dictionary definitions for plonk (2 of 2)

plonk2
/ (plɒŋk) /

noun

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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