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[plongk] /plɒŋk/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
inferior or cheap wine.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; perhaps alteration of French (vin) blanc white (wine)
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Examples for plonk
  • Truthfully, the vast majority of cachaça is industrial plonk.
  • Apple's peculiar sect of consumers are quick to plonk down large amounts of money for anything that carries the company's logo.
  • Your correspondent will be among the first to plonk down his cash the moment diesel versions of family runabouts arrive.
  • By the way, you yourself rarely provide links on your plonk page so that readers can judge for themselves.
  • Their paper served to yank dreaming from the realms of the psychological and plonk it in a dreary, physiological bucket.
  • Wake to the plonk, plonk, plank of dewdrops hitting the lower wing of a biplane.
British Dictionary definitions for plonk

plonk1

/plɒŋk/
verb
1.
(often foll by down) to drop or be dropped, esp heavily or suddenly he plonked the money on the table
noun
2.
the act or sound of plonking
interjection
3.
an exclamation imitative of this sound

plonk2

/plɒŋk/
noun
1.
(Brit & Austral, NZ, informal) alcoholic drink, usually wine, esp of inferior quality
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from French blanc white, as in vin blanc white wine
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Word Origin and History for plonk
v.

1874, imitative. From 1903 as a noun. Related: Plonked; plonking.

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Slang definitions & phrases for plonk

plonk

noun
  1. Inferior wine; cheap wine: It's a humble plonk, but you'll like it (British fr Australian 1930+)
  2. A boring and obnoxious person; pill (1960s+)

[wine sense fr French vin blanc, ''white wine''; second sense perhaps fr the dull sound plonk]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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plonk in Technology
networking, abuse
(Possibly influenced by British slang "plonk" for cheap booze, or "plonker" for someone behaving stupidly; usually written "*plonk*") The sound a newbie makes as he falls to the bottom of a kill file. While this term originated in the Usenet newsgroup news:talk.bizarre, by 1994 it was widespread on Usenet and mailing lists as a form of public ridicule.
Another theory is that it is an acronym for "Person with Little Or No Knowledge".
(2002-01-18)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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