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noun Chiefly British.
  1. 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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Related Words

plop, fix, drop, stuff, install, put, store, unload, dump, plump, plonk, plant, set, plunk, settle, place, deposit, establish

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  • 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


  1. (often foll by down) to drop or be dropped, esp heavily or suddenlyhe plonked the money on the table
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  1. the act or sound of plonking
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  1. an exclamation imitative of this sound
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  1. British, Australian and NZ informal alcoholic drink, usually wine, esp of inferior quality
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Word Origin

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


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

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