[ plongk ]
/ plɒŋk /

noun Chiefly British.

inferior or cheap wine.


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Origin of plonk

1925–30; perhaps alteration of French (vin) blanc white (wine) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for plonk (1 of 2)

/ (plɒŋk) /


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


the act or sound of plonking


an exclamation imitative of this sound

British Dictionary definitions for plonk (2 of 2)

/ (plɒŋk) /


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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