Crossword clues for plonk
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1874, imitative. From 1903 as a noun. Related: Plonked; plonking.
Etymology 1 adv. (context followed by a location English) Precisely and forcefully. interj. 1 The sound made by something solid landing. 2 (context Internet English) The supposed sound of adding a user to one's killfile. n. (context countable English) The sound of something solid landing. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To set or toss (something) down carelessly. 2 (context transitive Internet slang in Internet forums English) To automatically ignore a particular poster; to killfile. Etymology 2
n. (context uncountable UK Australia New Zealand Canada informal English) cheap or inferior everyday wine. Etymology 3
n. (context countable dated British law enforcement slang English) A female police constable. (in the 1970s)
Plonk is a Usenet jargon term for adding a particular poster to one's kill file so that that poster's future postings are completely ignored. It was first used in 1989, and by 1994 was a commonly used term on Usenet.
To publicly repudiate a poster, it is added to one's reply or is simply used as the entire, one-word reply. It is also used as a verb, as in: "I plonked that idiot".
Folk etymology sometimes gives the term's origin as an acronym of various phrases, although in truth they are backronyms. These backronyms include: Please Log Off, Net Kook; Put Lamer On Killfile and Please Leave Our Newsgroup: Killfile!
The term's usage later expanded to include blocking messages from annoying senders by using e-mail filters that delete incoming messages based on criteria set by the email recipient. Plonk has similarly been used on BBSes, online forums, blogs, IRC (Internet Relay Chat), and wikis (which usually do not have filters). It is occasionally used in reference to blocking a user on instant messaging (IM) or a social media site.
Plonk may refer to:
- Plonk (wine), poor quality wine
- Plonk (Usenet), adding a particular Usenet poster to one's kill file (or, by extension, adding a user to one's filter or blacklist in other online media).
- Ronnie Lane or Plonk, British musician and member of Small Faces
- Dr Plonk, a 2007 Australian film, directed by Rolf de Heer
- Plonk (TV series), a 2014 Australian TV series
Plonk is a non-specific and derogatory term used primarily in British and Australian English for wine. It is believed to come from Australian slang, in reference to blanc (the French word for "white"), before it became naturalised in Britain. Despite the reference to the colour white, the term is not limited to white wine, and can as easily indicate a red wine or rosé. In this context, the phrase has even spawned the title of a novel which evokes the perceived tackiness of the 1980s.
In Australia, plonk packaged and sold in a cask or simply in a bag is commonly called "goon".
Plonk is an Australian comedy television series. Originally filmed as five online webisodes, they were re-edited to produce the first season of three broadcast episodes which aired on Eleven from 11 March 2014 to 25 March 2014. A second season of six half-hour episodes premiered on streaming service Stan in June 2015.
The satirical series follows the trials and tribulations of a television crew as they try to produce an engaging wine program. It stars Chris Taylor from The Chaser, Joshua Tyler and Nathan Earl playing fictional versions of themselves.
Usage examples of "plonk".
He thumbed through to the section on plonks and unbuttoned his jacket and checked his curdler while he read it.
Clive rummaged around in the biscuit barrel, prised out a gooey macaroon stuck to the bottom and plonked it down on England.
Kitty returned to the table, plonked down what appeared to be a hazard to shipping in off-white, dotted with black spots that could be raisins or detonators.
Stilton pulled another beer crate closer and plonked himself down on it.
Stilton snapped to, plonked himself down in one of the bucket chairs by the window.
Nailer was clutching a plywood chair, which he plonked down a few feet away from Cal.
Cormack plonked himself down in the chair Kitty had sat in only last night, contracted to a human size, pushed his glasses that bit further up his nose and smiled nervously.
Reggie plonked himself on a chair, McKendrick picked Up a newspaper off the table and looked grim.
The waiter plonked a plate of poppadums and a tray of relishes in front of them.
She dumped the drinks on the table and plonked herself down in a chair at right angles to the other two women.
She sniffed, added milk to her drink and plonked herself down at the table opposite him.
Frost plonked himself down on the settee and pulled out his cigarettes.
Eileen swung the rake down from her shoulder, plonked it in the ground in front of her and leaned on the handle.
Tony plonked himself on the floor beside Peggy and handed her the poinsettia.
She plonked her bulging handbag on the chair beside Banks, gave him an impish grin and made for the bar.