- 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 ploppedplunk, flutter, totter, flag, teeter, dangle, topple, flap, jerk, tumble, hang, sag, drop, slump, lop, wave, flounder, stagger, droop, toss
Examples from the Web for plopped
Contemporary Examples of plopped
Then he crunched the page, plopped it into an ashtray, lit a cigarette, and immolated the paper with the same match.The Kaffeehaus Canon
December 31, 2010
Historical Examples of plopped
Then like a mass of jelly out of its mould I plopped onto my chair.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
The Prime Minister managed to get one and plopped into it heavily.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
The fire yawned audibly, and plopped a coal into the stillness.Twos and Threes
G. B. Stern
Carefully, Shandor plopped the receiver down on its hook, his hands like ice.Bear Trap
Alan Edward Nourse
All plopped down on the great sofa in the big salon, like a row of dolls.The Visits of Elizabeth
- 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.