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Plonk
  • excl. [Usenet possibly influenced by British slang `plonk' for cheap booze, or `plonker' for someone behaving stupidly (latter is lit. equivalent to Yiddish `schmuck')] The sound a newbie makes as he falls to the bottom of a kill file. While it originated in the newsgroup talk. bizarre, this term (usually written "*plonk*") now (1994) widespread on Usenet as a term of public ridicule.