Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To fall with a sound like that of an object falling into water without splashing.
  • intransitive v. To let the body drop heavily: Exhausted, I plopped into the armchair.
  • transitive v. To drop or set heavily, with or as if with a plopping sound: plopped the child into the stroller.
  • n. A plopping sound or movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sound or action like liquid hitting a hard surface.
  • n. slang for excrement, derived from the "plop" sound made when the former hits water in a toilet.
  • v. To make the sound of liquid hitting a hard surface.
  • v. To land heavily or loosely.
  • v. To excrete, derived from the "plop" sound made when excrement hits water in a toilet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of plopping; the sound made in plopping.
  • intransitive v. To fall, drop, or move in any way, with a sudden splash or slap, as on the surface of water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fall or plump into water. Mrs. Gaskell, Mary Barton.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. drop something with a plopping sound
  • n. the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • v. drop with the sound of something falling into water
  • adv. with a short hollow thud
  • v. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Also Romanian for "poplar", it appears.

    March 7, 2009

  • Plinth.

    August 14, 2008

  • Because its vocalisation feels like a drip forming and then dropping - the sudden commencement of the 'p', the swelling of the 'l', the hollow, pent inertia of the 'o', and the abrupt release of the 'p'.

    August 14, 2008

  • *plops*

    Dunno.

    August 14, 2008

  • Why is this such a pleasing, amusing word?

    August 14, 2008

  • Why is this such a pleasing, amusing word?

    August 14, 2008