intransitive verbplopped, plop′ping
- to drop with a sound like that of something flat falling into water without splashing
- to drop, or allow to drop, heavily
Origin of plopechoic
verbplopped, plop·ping, plops
- To fall with a sound like that of an object falling into water without splashing.
- To let the body drop heavily: Exhausted, I plopped into the armchair.
Origin of plopImitative
(third-person singular simple present plops, present participle plopping, simple past and past participle plopped)
- To make the sound of liquid hitting a hard surface.
- 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.
- (UK) To excrete, derived from the "plop" sound made when excrement hits water in a toilet.
- (software) Acronym of Pattern Languages of Programs.