Nearby words

  1. plonk,
  2. plonker,
  3. plonking,
  4. plonko,
  5. plook,
  6. plosion,
  7. plosive,
  8. plot,
  9. plot line,
  10. plot thickens, the

Origin of plop

First recorded in 1815–25; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plop

British Dictionary definitions for plop



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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Word Origin and History for plop



1821, imitative of the sound of a smooth object dropping into water. Related: Plopped; plopping. Thackary (mid-19c.) used plap (v.). As a noun from 1833.

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