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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a cheap wine of inferior quality;

2. the noise of something dropping (as into liquid);


VERB (1)

1. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise;
- Example: "He planked the money on the table"
- Example: "He planked himself into the sofa"
[syn: plank, flump, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plump]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

plonk n 1: a cheap wine of inferior quality 2: the noise of something dropping (as into liquid) v 1: set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa" [syn: plank, flump, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plump]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

PLONK Please Leave Our Newsgroup, Kid (Usenet, slang)
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

plonk excl.,vt. [Usenet: possibly influenced by British slang ?plonk? for cheap booze, or ?plonker? for someone behaving stupidly (latter is lit. equivalent to Yiddish schmuck)] The sound a newbie makes as he falls to the bottom of a kill file. While it originated in the newsgroup talk.bizarre, this term (usually written ?*plonk*?) is now (1994) widespread on Usenet as a form of public ridicule.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

plonk (Usually written "*plonk*") The sound a newbie makes as he falls to the bottom of a kill file. In the first of a series of humourous books by Stephen Potter, "One-Upmanship" (published in 1952) a "plonk" - a pompous bit of misinformation said in a "plonking" tone - was a key feature of his advice on how to "creatively intimidate" someone by making them feel inferior and thereby gain the status of being "one-up" on them. Since these efforts are usually transparently pathetic, the term became widely applied to any idiotic statement. The term appeared on-line in the Usenet newsgroup news:talk.bizarre and, by 1994, was widespread on Usenet and mailing lists as a form of public ridicule. The term may have been influenced by British slang "plonker" for someone behaving stupidly. The expansion "Person with Little Or No Knowledge" may be a backronym. (2012-05-27)