Origin of plop

First recorded in 1815–25; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for plop

/ (plɒp) /


the characteristic sound made by an object dropping into water without a splash

verb plops, plopping or plopped

to fall or cause to fall with the sound of a plopthe stone plopped into the water


an exclamation imitative of this soundto go plop

Word Origin for plop

C19: imitative of the sound
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