Recent Examples of plonk from the Web
The embargoes have forced producers to make better plonk: European oenophiles are picky.
Counterfeiters started obtaining empty bottles of expensive wine and filling them with plonk, and even created ersatz wine by mixing sugar water with artificial color and flavor.
Developers rip out protective mangrove swamps to plonk hotels by the water’s edge.
Among whites, sauvignon blanc was the star, although chenin blanc, known locally as steen, was by far the most widely planted, having arrived in the 17th century with the earliest Cape settlers, who mainly used it to make cheap plonk and brandy.
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Origin and Etymology of plonk
First Known Use: 1933See Words from the same year
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Definition of plonk for English Language Learners
: cheap wine that is not of good quality
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