kerplunk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ker- +‎ plunk.

Noun[edit]

kerplunk (plural kerplunks)

  1. A thudding or thunking sound.
    • 2007, Michelle Tea, Rose of No Man's Land
      If my life were a Saturday-morning cartoon, you would have heard a loud kerplunk as my stomach dropped. My poor starving stomach.

Interjection[edit]

kerplunk

  1. A thudding or thunking sound.
    • 1986, Eva Bunting, Sixth-Grade Sleepover
      I called the number out loud for her, and inside me my heart was suddenly going "kerplunk, kerplunk, kerplunk," heavy as an elephant's feet.

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