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kerplunk

[ker-pluhngk] /kərˈplʌŋk/
adverb
1.
with or as if with a sudden muffled thud:
The huge stone hit the water kerplunk.
Origin of kerplunk
1885-1890
1885-90; see ker-, plunk
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  • Then I began to fly—drift down, and all of a sudden, kerplunk, I fell out of bed.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • "That colour of hair and eyes always knocks me kerplunk," observed Hollanden softly.

    The Third Violet Stephen Crane
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Related Terms

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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