Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Cheap or inferior wine.

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  • interjection The sound made by something solid landing.
  • interjection Internet The supposed sound of adding a user to one's killfile.
  • noun countable The sound of something solid landing.
  • verb transitive To set or toss (something) down carelessly.
  • verb transitive, Internet, slang To automatically ignore a particular poster; to killfile.
  • adverb followed by a location Precisely and forcefully.
  • noun countable (dated, UK, law enforcement, slang) 1970s UK police slang for a female police constable.
  • noun uncountable, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, informal Cheap or inferior everyday wine.

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  • verb set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
  • noun a cheap wine of inferior quality
  • noun the noise of something dropping (as into liquid)

Etymologies

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

[Short for earlier plink-plonk, perhaps alteration of French vin blanc, white wine : vin, wine (from Old French; see vinegar) + blanc, white (from Old French; see blank).]

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Onomatopoeic

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Probably a shortening of plonker.

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Fom WWI military slang, derived by alteration of French vin + blanc (“white wine”) by the law of Hobson-Jobson. Recorded earliest in the playful rhyming slang form plinketty-plonk. Possibly influenced by the sound of wine being poured into a glass.

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