- to make a sound like that of something falling or dropping into water: A frog plopped into the pond.
- to fall with such a sound: Big raindrops plopped against the window.
- to drop or fall with full force or direct impact: He plopped into a chair.
- to drop or set down heavily: She plopped her books on the desk.
- to cause to plop: The fisherman plopped the bait into the river.
- a plopping sound or fall.
- the act of plopping.
- with a plop: The stone fell plop into the water.
Origin of plop
Related Words for plopplunk, flutter, totter, flag, teeter, dangle, topple, flap, jerk, tumble, hang, sag, drop, slump, lop, wave, flounder, stagger, droop, toss
Examples from the Web for plop
Contemporary Examples of plop
The frogs would rain down on him, land with a plop, gaze up at his smile and become princes.Clooney: A Constant Charmer at the Altar
September 28, 2014
The fans willing to plop down thousands of dollars on antique relics are a diverse bunch.Get a Piece of Houdini Before He Disappears
August 22, 2014
So skip the darkness, plop yourself on a couch, and spend the holiday with the family you choose, your friends.What to Watch on TV Thanksgiving Weekend
November 27, 2013
So much public sculpture comes off as oversized and overblown – as plop art, with pretensions to grandeur and greatness.Honey, I Shrunk The Sculptures
September 4, 2012
Historical Examples of plop
Now and again one heard the swish and the "plop" of gas-shells.Pushed and the Return Push
George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
I took hold of the line, and then, “plop,” as the poet said.Angling Sketches
The great drops that fell from them, plop—plop, was like tears.
They could hear behind them the plop and tinkle of more globes.Star Hunter
Andre Alice Norton
I passed between the tents, and was striding along, when—Plop!The Luck of Thirteen
- the characteristic sound made by an object dropping into water without a splash
- 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
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.