Main definitions of unplumb in English

: unplumb1unplumb2

unplumb1

Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈplʌm/

adjective

  • Not plumb: (literal) not vertical or straight; (figurative) not true or upstanding.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From un- + plumb.

Main definitions of unplumb in English

: unplumb1unplumb2

unplumb2

Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈplʌm/

verb

  • To disconnect (a toilet, washing machine, etc.) from a water supply and drain.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From un- + plumb.