plunk
or plonk verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1805 transitive verb 1. to pluck or hit so as to produce a quick, hollow, metallic, or harsh sound 2. to set down suddenly ; plump intransitive verb 1. to make a plunking sound 2. to drop abruptly ; dive 3. to come out in favor of someone or something ; plump — used with forplunk nounplunker noun

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  • plunk — 1805, to pluck a stringed instrument; 1808 in sense of drop down abruptly. Probably of imitative origin in both cases. Related: Plunked; plunking …   Etymology dictionary

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