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zit

[zit] /zɪt/
noun, Slang.
1.
a pimple; skin blemish.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for zits

zit

/zɪt/
noun
1.
(slang) a pimple
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for zits

zit

n.

"acne pimple," 1966, originally U.S. teenager slang, of unknown origin.

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zits in Medicine

zit (zĭt)
n.
A pimple.

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Slang definitions & phrases for zits

zit

noun
  1. A minor skin lesion; a pimple; a blackhead: First Arnie's zits mysteriously clear up
  2. A mark left by a love-bite, a strong kiss, etc; hickey: She tried to conceal the big zit on her neck

[1966+ Teenagers; origin unknown; perhaps echoic of the squishy pop made when the pus is squeezed from a blackhead]


zippo

verb

To set something on fire; ignite something

[1970s+ Army; fr Zippo, trademark of a cigarette lighter, probably fr the sound made as one turns the sparking wheel, and the speed with which the lighter ignites]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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