plunk definition by Webster's New World
- to pluck or strum (a banjo, guitar, etc.)
- to throw or put down heavily; plump
- to pluck or strum (on)
- to give out a twanging sound, as a banjo
- to fall or sink heavily
- the act of plunking or the sound made by this
- Informal a hard blow
with a twang or thud
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- plunker noun
plunk definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
also plonkverb plunked also plonked, plunk·ing also plonk·ing, plunks also plonks verb, transitive
- To throw or place heavily or abruptly: plunked the money down on the counter.
- To strum or pluck (a stringed instrument).
- To drop or fall abruptly or heavily; plump: plunked onto the couch with a sigh of relief.
- To emit a hollow twanging sound.
- Informal A heavy blow or stroke.
- A short hollow twanging sound.
- With a short hollow thud.
- Exactly; precisely: The dart landed plunk in the center of the target.
- plunkˈer noun
- plunkˈy adjective
plunk - Phrases/Idioms
Informal to give in payment