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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The frog reached the stream and jumped in with a plop.
▪ A prim plop as it landed, sank.
▪ And suddenly, with the water, out came the long slimy newt straight into the glass, plop!
▪ He eyed them and tossed the small ones over his shoulder into the water with a plop.
▪ It came out with a sickening plop and a gushing gout of blood.
▪ There was a plop as it landed in the water, then it thrashed around wildly for a few seconds before settling down.
▪ Three quiet days went past in the slow slap and plop of the river.
▪ The coyote returned to the barn end and plopped down in front of the crowd of llamas.
▪ She plops down on the empty cot and lifts a curtain to peer out the window.
▪ Carefully, slowly, not at all certain why, they plopped down on to the branch.
▪ Our friend Joan strolls into the bank and plops down $ 100 to open an account.
▪ She plopped down too much mortar, smoothed it out and set a brick on it.
▪ On our other side a young couple wandered by and plopped down with only a six-pack and a sleeping bag.
▪ Noah threw a stone high into the air and it plopped into the river.
▪ Several letters plopped onto the doormat.
▪ The frog plopped back into the river.
▪ Although I was evading the wall and finding the goal, the ball was plopping into the net.
▪ Carefully, slowly, not at all certain why, they plopped down on to the branch.
▪ Our friend Joan strolls into the bank and plops down $ 100 to open an account.
▪ The gas plops out, and I butter the toast listening to matches struck in the dark.
▪ The green ones held on tighter, didn't plop into her palms but had to be tugged.
▪ The hobo could not flow, could not plop.
▪ Tom plopped himself askew in one of the Venetian chairs.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plop \Plop\, n. Act of plopping; the sound made in plopping.


Plop \Plop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Plopped; p. pr. & vb. n. Plopping.] [Imitative.] To fall, drop, or move in any way, with a sudden splash or slap, as on the surface of water.

The body plopped up, turning on its side.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1821, imitative of the sound of a smooth object dropping into water. Related: Plopped; plopping. Thackary (mid-19c.) used plap (v.). As a noun from 1833.


n. 1 A sound or action like liquid hitting a hard surface. 2 (context British English) slang for excrement, derived from the "plop" sound made when the former hits water in a toilet. vb. 1 To make the sound of liquid hitting a hard surface. 2 To land heavily or loosely. 3 (context British English) To excrete, derived from the "plop" sound made when excrement hits water in a toilet.

  1. n. the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash

  2. adv. with a short hollow thud; "plop came the ball down to the corner of the green" [syn: plunk]

  3. v. drop something with a plopping sound

  4. drop with the sound of something falling into water

  5. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa" [syn: plank, flump, plonk, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plump]

  6. [also: plopping, plopped]


Plop is an onomatopoeic term for the sound of an object falling onto a surface or onto water.

It may also refer to:

  • "Plop", the nickname of fictional Pete Miller, a character from the US television seriesThe Office
  • Kabouter Plop, the eponymous hero of the Belgian children's TV and comic strip series
  • Plop, the Hungarian name for Plopi village, Valea Ierii Commune, Cluj County, Romania
  • Plop, a slang word for feces
  • Plop, a village in Coşcalia Commune, Căuşeni district, Moldova
  • Plop, a village in Ghelari Commune, Hunedoara County, Romania
  • Plop (owl), the main character in The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
  • Plop, Donduşeni, a commune in Donduşeni district, Moldova
  • Plop: The Hairless Elbonian, a Dilbert-spinoff comic strip by Scott Adams
  • Plop!, a self-described "New Magazine of Weird Humor!" comic book published by DC Comics that ran from Sep/Oct 1973 to Nov/Dec 1976
  • Plop-Ştiubei, a commune in Căuşeni district, Moldova
  • A recurring "flop take" sound effect ("¡Plop!") in the long-running Condorito comic strip, popular across Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas. The word appears in the final frame of most strips, showing a character reacting to the punchline.
  • The name of a post-apocalyptic novel, written by Rafael Pinedo (Argentina).

PLoP refers to:

  • Pattern Languages of Programs, an annual computer science conference
  • PloP boot manager (see Comparison of boot loaders), makes it possible to boot from CD-ROM or USB without bios support

PLOP refers to:

  • PLate OPtimizer, the CAD program for optimization of telescope mirror support cells to reduce cell induced errors.

Usage examples of "plop".

Then she sat down in her own chair, watching Bubber plop himself down by the plate and begin to help himself.

He reached between Alden and me, separated out my left bubby and plopped his toothless gums around the nipple.

And he ran down to the water, bouncing hairily along, and plopped in and swam out.

Cordelia led her back in to the hall, forcefully arranged Kou at one end of the sofa, sat Drou down on the other, and plopped down between them.

She planted a wet kiss on my mouth, gave my behind a familiar squeeze, and plopped down on a lounger beside Rissa.

Tanaquil put out her hand to stroke the peeve, but it evaded her and plopped down into the room.

The soaked and useless sombrero was plopped on his head, and the sarape was once again folded over his arm and hand to protect the gun.

She did, a full round blob of spittle that landed plop on the highly polished floor, then felt slighty ashamed of herself as she stared at it.

As they walked past, each prisoner would hold out their small metal bowl, and the sordes would plop a spoonful of gray, sticky slop into the bowl.

I watched some horses without saddles being led by on their way from a stable block out towards the track, their feet plopping splashily in the wet.

He snatched up his plumed toque and, plopping it upon his graying head, rose to his feet, ready to storm after the wayward fellow.

Will Yager walked a few rows down and then plopped that gorgeous and way-too-big-for-the-chair body in one of the many empty seats.

The stopper popped open with a soft plop and Brett sniffed the brandy appreciatively before he poured a hefty draught into a silver cup.

Something leapt into the water with a plop, Marghe slowed the sled to an easy glide and cruised up to a skelter tree.

He moved slowly, his great splay feet plopping squashily on the ground.