verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of plunk
Related Words for plunk downrefund, settle, handle, extend, grant, reimburse, offer, disburse, repay, compensate, meet, present, insert, set, invest, focus, bring, place, lay, install
Word Origin for plunk
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.
Throw or place or drop heavily, as in He plunked down the money and walked out, or It was hot work, so after an hour we plunked ourselves down in the shade. [Late 1800s]