Plop vs Glop - What's the difference?

plop | glop |


As a proper noun plop

is (software).

As a verb glop is

(dialectal|or|archaic) to stare in amazement or glop can be (archaic) to swallow greedily.

As a noun glop is

any gooey substance.

plop

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A sound or action like liquid hitting a hard surface.
  • He heard the plops of rain on the roof.
  • (British) slang for excrement, derived from the "plop" sound made when the former hits water in a toilet.
  • Verb

    (plopp)
  • To make the sound of liquid hitting a hard surface.
  • To land heavily or loosely.
  • He plopped down on the sofa to watch TV.
    2009 , Reif Larson, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet , Pinguin Books, p. 37:
  • :: There was a world inside that tall grass. You could plop yourself down in the middle of it with the scraggly stems against the back of your neck and the endless grasses rising up and jackknifing against the bigbluesky, and the ranch and all of its players would fade into a distant dream.
  • (British) To excrete, derived from the "plop" sound made when excrement hits water in a toilet.
  • glop

    English

    Etymology 1

    Variation of (glope).

    Verb

    (glopp)
  • (dialectal, or, archaic) To stare in amazement.
  • Etymology 2

    1940-45, of expressive origin. Compare (l), (l).

    Noun

    (s)
  • Any gooey substance.
  • Verb

    (glopp)
  • (archaic) To swallow greedily.
  • English onomatopoeias