Origin of plonkechoic
Origin of plonkuncertain or unknown; perhaps altered from French blanc, white, in vin blanc, white wine
nounChiefly British Slang
Origin of plonkShort for earlier plink-plonk perhaps alteration of French vin blanc white wine vin wine ( from Old French; see vinegar . ) blanc white ( from Old French; see blank . )
- The sound made by something solid landing.
- (Internet) The supposed sound of adding a user to one's killfile.
(third-person singular simple present plonks, present participle plonking, simple past and past participle plonked)
- (followed by a location) Precisely and forcefully.
- He dropped his bag of tools plonk in the middle of the table.
Fom WWI military slang, derived by alteration of French vin + blanc (“white wine") by the law of Hobson-Jobson. Recorded earliest in the playful rhyming slang form plinketty-plonk. Possibly influenced by the sound of wine being poured into a glass.
Probably a shortening of plonker.