Last modified on 17 December 2014, at 00:15

plop

See also: PLoP

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NounEdit

plop (plural plops)

  1. A sound or action like liquid hitting a hard surface.
    He heard the plops of rain on the roof.
  2. (UK) slang for excrement, derived from the "plop" sound made when the former hits water in a toilet.

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VerbEdit

plop (third-person singular simple present plops, present participle plopping, simple past and past participle plopped)

  1. To make the sound of liquid hitting a hard surface.
  2. To land heavily or loosely.
    He plopped down on the sofa to watch TV.
    2009, Reif Larson, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, Pinguin Books, p. 37:
    There was a world inside that tall grass. You could plop yourself down in the middle of it with the scraggly stems against the back of your neck and the endless grasses rising up and jackknifing against the bigbluesky, and the ranch and all of its players would fade into a distant dream.
  3. (UK) To excrete, derived from the "plop" sound made when excrement hits water in a toilet.

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *ploppus from classical Latin pōpulus. Compare Daco-Romanian plop.

NounEdit

plop m

  1. poplar

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *ploppus from classical Latin pōpulus. Compare Italian pioppo.

NounEdit

plop m (plural plopi)

  1. poplar
    Pe lângă plopii fără soț, adesea am trecut.
    By the pairless poplars, often have I passed.

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