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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The beverage giant wants you to plunk down your money and decide for yourself.
▪ I plunk down a dollar and confront my deepest fears.
▪ Marketers usually plunk down the equivalent of $ 40, 000 or so in cash, goods or services for placement.
▪ I was too cheap to plunk down $25 for a one-hour lesson.
▪ I plunk down a dollar and confront my deepest fears.
▪ Marketers usually plunk down the equivalent of $ 40, 000 or so in cash, goods or services for placement.
▪ The beverage giant wants you to plunk down your money and decide for yourself.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plunk \Plunk\, v. t. [Imitative.] [Chiefly Colloq.]

  1. To pluck and release quickly (a musical string); to twang.

  2. To throw, push, drive heavily, plumply, or suddenly; as, to plunk down a dollar; also, to hit or strike.

  3. To be a truant from (school). [Scot.]


Plunk \Plunk\, v. i. [Chiefly Colloq.]

  1. To make a quick, hollow, metallic, or harsh sound, as by pulling hard on a taut string and quickly releasing it; of a raven, to croak.

  2. To drop or sink down suddenly or heavily; to plump.

  3. To play truant, or ``hooky''. [Scot.]


Plunk \Plunk\, n.

  1. Act or sound of plunking. [Colloq.]

  2. [Slang]

    1. A large sum of money. [Obs.]

    2. A dollar. [U. S.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1805, "to pluck a stringed instrument;" 1808 in sense of "drop down abruptly;" 1888 as "to hit, wound, shoot." Probably of imitative origin in all cases. Related: Plunked; plunking.


n. 1 The dull thud of something landing on a surface. 2 (cx slang obsolete English) A large sum of money. 3 (cx slang obsolete US English) A dollar. vb. 1 (cx transitive English) To drop or throw something heavily onto or into something else, so that it makes a dull sound. 2 (cx intransitive English) To land suddenly or heavily; to plump down. 3 (cx baseball transitive English) To intentionally hit the batter with a pitch. 4 (cx intransitive of a raven English) To croak. 5 (cx transitive English) To pluck and quickly release (a musical string); to twang. 6 (cx ambitransitive Scotland English) To be a truant from (school).

  1. n. a hollow twanging sound

  2. (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly [syn: plunker]

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

  4. v. make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground [syn: clop, clump, clunk]

  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, plop, plump down, plunk down, plump]

  6. drop steeply; "the stock market plunged" [syn: dive, plunge]

  7. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin" [syn: pluck, pick]


Plunk is a Belgian comic series created by Luc Cromheecke and Laurent Letzer, and published by Dupuis. So far three albums have appeared.

The comics are wordless humorous gag-a-day short stories (most often between one and four pages long) about the misadventures of Plunk, a little pink alien with green trousers and a green hat from the planet Smurk.

Plunk was first created in the late 1980s for the Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art as a fictional example of the merchandising that can be produced with successful comic figures like The Smurfs or Peanuts. In 1990, he became a character in Taco Zip, the comic strip by Cromheecke which appeared at the time in the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. These comic strips were later reprinted in four albums and twenty years later in one collection.

A decade later, Plunk became the central figure in a series of very short animated movies, commissioned by VTM, the major Flemish commercial TV station. The plan abandoned before any of these shorts were ever broadcast though.

In 2007, Plunk was again revived, this time to get his own series. The Plunk stories are prepublished in Spirou magazine (French language), in Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg (Dutch language), and sometimes on the Plunk-blog maintained by Cromheecke.

The first two albums of Plunk were nominated at the Stripschapprizes (the major comics awards in the Netherlands) for the Award for Best Dutch Language Youth Comic in 2007 and 2008.

Since 2008, Plunk is the mascotte of the award for the best Dutch language short comic story, the Plastieken Plunk, awarded by the comics magazines Plots and Pulp Deluxe. From 2004 until 2007 this award was given by Pulp Deluxe alone, but it was renamed after Plots joined.

Usage examples of "plunk".

Grace said, her gaze moving over Michelle as she leaned heavily against the bar, plunking her oversprayed head right on top of it and closing her eyes.

I finished off the tea, slipped into ratty tennis shoes, and plunked a tattered gardening hat on my head.

Nicholas complained and cursed, but he unwrapped his smelly, dirty son and plunked him into the warm water.

My first twenty- three years ill- prepared me to be plunked down as a World War II infantryman for three and one- half years-- in the dank jungles of the Solomon Islands, in the lethal streets and buildings of Manila and on the frightening, winding mountain roads leading up to Baguio in the Philippines.

In the knock of axes, the plunking of a banjo being tuned, the smell of corn mush and fatback frying, it was not hard to pretend they were all young fellows and good friends assembling for a camp meeting or coon hunt.

Its motor whirred softly, and ice cubes plunked down from the icemaker into the bin.

The moment the corvus plunked down on the deck of an enemy ship, the hook married it to the enemy ship and let Roman troops pour aboard.

When the arrangements were complete and the Boeing 727 was within a few miles of the field, Tony DiStefano plunked himself in a chair to listen to the background briefings.

The young man plunked his hat onto a rack beside the door and buffed his crewcut with his pink fingers.

Jake as much as gave it to them when he plunked it down on Assemblywoman Miller's desk.

How could an axe murderer very calmly sit down and plunk out a letter on a typewriter?

The wineglass plunked into the water and sank, unbroken and dancing, like a ballet slipper, to the bottom of the deep end of the pool.

If not for Simon's position, she'd have plunked Yalena down on the farm already, come hell or high water.

These words open a journal I started to write, early in my rejuvenation, to keep my thoughts straight in the face of the culture shock I felt in being lifted bodily out of the Crazy Years of Tellus Prime - and plunked down in the almost Apollonian culture of Tellus Tertius.

She picked up the big doubling cube from her side of the board and plunked it down on his side.