AskDefine | Define plop

Dictionary Definition

plop n : the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash adv : with a short hollow thud; "plop came the ball down to the corner of the green" [syn: plunk]


1 drop something with a plopping sound
2 drop with the sound of something falling into water
3 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] [also: plopping, plopped]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A sound or action like liquid hitting a hard surface.
    He heard the plops of rain on the roof.



  1. To make the sound of liquid hitting a hard surface.
  2. To land heavily or loosely.
    He plopped down on the sofa to watch TV.


Sounding of liquid
Heavy landing



Popular Latin *ploppus from classical Latin populus


plop m

Extensive Definition

  • Plop is an onomatopoeic term for the sound of an object falling onto a surface or into water (ie. bouncy ball falling into a lake)
Plop may refer to:
  • 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
  • Kabouter Plop, the eponymous hero of the Belgian children's TV and comic strip series
a type of edible lard
plop in French: Plop
plop in Dutch: Plop
plop in Romanian: Plop (dezambiguizare)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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