Search Result for "plonk":
1. a cheap wine of inferior quality;
2. the noise of something dropping (as into liquid);
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]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
(Possibly influenced by British slang "plonk" for cheap booze, or "plonker" for someone behaving stupidly; usually written "*plonk*") The sound a newbie makes as he falls to the bottom of a kill file. While this term originated in the Usenet newsgroup news:talk.bizarre, by 1994 it was widespread on Usenet and mailing lists as a form of public ridicule. Another theory is that it is an acronym for "Person with Little Or No Knowledge". (2002-01-18)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.V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
PLONK Please Leave Our Newsgroup, Kid (Usenet, slang)