RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. plunge bath,
  2. plunge pool,
  3. plunger,
  4. plunging,
  5. plunging fire,
  6. plunk down,
  7. plunker,
  8. plunket,
  9. plunket baby,
  10. plunket nurse

Origin of plunk

First recorded in 1760–70; expressive word akin to pluck

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Word Origin for plunk

C20: imitative

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Word Origin and History for plunk

plunk

v.

1805, "to pluck a stringed instrument;" 1808 in sense of "drop down abruptly;" 1888 as "to hit, wound, shoot." Probably of imitative origin in all cases. Related: Plunked; plunking.

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