Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To fall with a sound like that of a heavy object falling rapidly into water.
  • n. A kerplunking sound or movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thudding or thunking sound.
  • interj. A thudding or thunking sound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With a sudden ‘plunk’ or plunge.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

ker-, intensive pref. (probably from Scots) + plunk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From ker- +‎ plunk.

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  • The locals enjoy to get Ernest drunk
    And then fill his ears with utter bunk.
    At such times I fear
    That into his beer
    His critical judgment goes kerplunk.

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    May 18, 2014

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