Last modified on 26 April 2015, at 16:42

plunk

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoetic. Compare flump.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

plunk (third-person singular simple present plunks, present participle plunking, simple past and past participle plunked)

  1. (transitive) To drop or throw something heavily onto or into something else, so that it makes a dull sound.
    Enrique plunked his money down on the counter with a sigh and bellied up to the bar.
  2. (intransitive) To land suddenly or heavily; to plump down.
  3. (baseball, transitive) To intentionally hit the batter with a pitch.
    The Braves retaliated by plunking Harper in the next inning.
  4. (intransitive, of a raven) To croak.
  5. (transitive) To pluck and quickly release (a musical string); to twang.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, Scotland) To be a truant from (school).

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

plunk (plural plunks)

  1. The dull thud of something landing on a surface.
  2. (slang, obsolete) A large sum of money.
  3. (slang, obsolete, US) A dollar.