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

  • v. Variant of plunk.
  • n. Chiefly British Slang Cheap or inferior wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. The sound made by something solid landing.
  • interj. The supposed sound of adding a user to one's killfile.
  • n. The sound of something solid landing.
  • v. To set or toss (something) down carelessly.
  • v. To automatically ignore a particular poster; to killfile.
  • adv. Precisely and forcefully.
  • n. Cheap or inferior everyday wine.
  • n. (dated, UK, law enforcement, slang) 1970s UK police slang for a female police constable.

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

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


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).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoeic (Wiktionary)
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.[2] Possibly influenced by the sound of wine being poured into a glass. (Wiktionary)
Probably a shortening of plonker. (Wiktionary)



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