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Plon-plon

The sobriquet of Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles Bonaparte, son of Jerome Bonaparte. He was nick-named Craint-plon (Fear-bullet) in the Crimean war (1854-1856), a nickname afterwards perverted into Plon-plon. (1822-1891.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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