\ ˈpläp How to pronounce plop (audio) \
plopped; plopping

Definition of plop

intransitive verb

1 : to fall, drop, or move suddenly with a sound like that of something dropping into water
2 : to allow the body to drop heavily usually used with down plopped down on the couch

transitive verb

1 : to set, drop, or throw heavily
2 : to place or set carelessly or hastily plopped the money into stocks

Other Words from plop

plop noun

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Examples of plop in a Sentence

The stone plopped into the river. An ice cube plopped noisily into the glass. I filled the glass with water and plopped a few ice cubes into it. She plopped onto the couch. They plopped down on the floor. He plopped himself down in the chair. See More
Recent Examples on the Web There is only enough time to wolf down dinner, chat a little with the family, plop on the couch, mindlessly watch a Netflix series or your favorite sports team, then go to bed, only to get back on the hamster wheel the next day. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 2 June 2022 After picking out the bedrooms for their kids (painting a possible picture of reality TV’s next big blended family?), the lovebirds amble out to the backyard and promptly plop into lounge chairs. Vogue, 22 Apr. 2022 The other thing is to remember the environment that someone is in and don't just plop your 15-second or 30-second ad into that environment. Billee Howard, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 Grab a $500 Scotty Cameron putter, plop down a Titleist Pro V1 with a Masters logo and let an authentic Augusta caddie in a white jumpsuit tell you how much break to play. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Apr. 2022 There’s also a drawing area where people can plop down at tables and create their own mini-masterpieces. David Lyman, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2022 Or, for lounge enthusiasts, simply plop yourself into the water and float like a cork, thanks to a salt water consistency 2.5 times that of the Pacific Ocean. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 23 Mar. 2022 The extension—which works on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge browsers—can plop an image of your live calendar into the body of an email. Nicole Nguyen, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2022 Some people can plop into bed and fall asleep instantly, but others are a little more particular—about temperature, about softness, about everything. Glamour, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of plop

1821, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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8 Jun 2022

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\ ˈpläp How to pronounce plop (audio) \
plopped; plopping

Kids Definition of plop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to move with or make a sound like that of something dropping into water Ice cubes plopped into the glass.
2 : to sit or lie down heavily She plopped into her chair.
3 : to place or drop heavily He plopped the tray down.



Kids Definition of plop (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sound like something dropping into water


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