Talk:plonker

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I suggest you can add the French word "con/ne m/f" as a synonnym. —This unsigned comment was added by 193.134.170.35 (talk).

Firstly we only list words in the same language as synonyms, foreign language words that are the closest equivalent to the English word are listed in the translations section. Synonyms of the foreign word go on its page.
Secondly I've looked at the entries for "con" and "conne" and find they mean "wanker"/"jerk" and "bitch", which is not the meaning fo "plonker" so it is not appropriate to link to them from here anyway. Thryduulf 23:20, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

There seems to be no mention of 'plonker' as a mild euphemism for a penis. I'm from the North of England and it was fairly common in the 1970s/80s to hear talk of someone 'pulling his plonker' (masturbating), someone 'pulling my plonker' (trying to mislead one) and 'he's pulling your plonker' (he's having you on/taking the piss). Paul Blackburn 24 June 2012

I'm from the South of England, and it's common here too. Froggo Zijgeb (talk) 21:05, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: October–December 2012[edit]

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plonker

Sense: (UK, slang, dated) A man who sanctions sexual relationships between his girlfriend and his male friends.

Someone added a note requesting references. I guess an RFV is what he meant. — Ungoliant (Falai) 01:04, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

According to this the sense was discovered during Balderdash & Piffle's wordhunt. The citation referred to from All Neat in Black Stockings is not stated, but is now in the OED "If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself." Even though the OED agreed with Bald&Piff and changed their entry, I cannot see it myself just from that cite, it just seems the normal use of plonker. This description of the film does confirm that the character Ginger shares his girlfriends. Can someone who has seen the film confirm that Ginger used plonker in that sense? SpinningSpark 23:20, 6 October 2012 (UTC)
Never ever heard of it. I suppose since it says 'dated' maybe if some of our older UK editors could comment on this, it would be most welcome. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:28, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
I was at school in 1966 (date of film) and learned all sorts of new words in the playground, but I don't recall this sense. SpinningSpark 19:41, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
Plonker is like eejit. Search youtube for "rodney plonker" [1] RTG (talk) 15:44, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 23:07, 17 December 2012 (UTC)