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pimple

[pim-puh l] /ˈpɪm pəl/
noun, Pathology
1.
a small, usually inflammatory swelling or elevation of the skin; papule or pustule.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English, nasalized variant of Old English *pypel (whence pyplian to break out in pimples) < Latin papula pimple
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Examples from the web for pimple
  • But then it begins to move and open its eyes, and goose bumps pimple my skin.
  • Ringworm of the scalp typically begins as a small pimple which expands with time, leaving scaly patches of temporary baldness.
  • Ringworm of the scalp usually begins as a small pimple which becomes larger in size leaving scaly patches of temporary baldness.
  • The small reddish pimple will appear within twelve hours.
  • The game takes you into the pimple and you learn how to relieve the infection.
  • If the leading lady had a pimple, it wasn't a disaster.
  • Poorly drained depressions and saline swales, including periphery of low pimple mounds.
British Dictionary definitions for pimple

pimple

/ˈpɪmpəl/
noun
1.
a small round usually inflamed swelling of the skin
2.
any of the bumps on the surface of a table tennis bat
Derived Forms
pimpled, adjective
pimply, adjective
pimpliness, noun
Word Origin
C14: related to Old English pipilian to break out in spots; compare Latin papula pimple
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Word Origin and History for pimple
n.

late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Old English pipligende "having shingles;" also cf. Latin papula, papilla (see pap (n.2)). As a verb from c.1600. Related: Pimples.

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pimple in Medicine

pimple pim·ple (pĭm'pəl)
n.
A small red swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne.


pim'pled or pim'ply adj.
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Slang definitions & phrases for pimple

pimple

noun

The head (1818+)


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Idioms and Phrases with pimple

pimple

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