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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 pimples
  • The symptoms are purple pimples, smelly feet, a swollen eye, and uncontrollable burping.
  • Clove oil is used in various skin disorders like acne, pimples etc.
British Dictionary definitions for pimples

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 pimples

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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pimples 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 pimples

pimple

noun

The head (1818+)


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pimple

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