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[pim-plee] /ˈpɪm pli/
adjective, pimplier, pimpliest.
having many pimples.
Also, pimpled
[pim-puh ld] /ˈpɪm pəld/ (Show IPA)
Origin of pimply
1740-50; pimple + -y1
Related forms
unpimpled, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And it gives a rather horrifying notion of the cool audacity of these pimply-faced hoods.
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  • One way to identify this animal is by its pimply shell.
  • Intense itching, which usually becomes worse at night, and a pimply rash with or without burrows occur.
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  • Salves, ointments and washes never cure a pimply face.
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Word Origin and History for pimply

1748, from pimple (n.) + -y (2). Related: Pimpliness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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