- a pimple; skin blemish.
Origin of zit
First recorded in 1960–65; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for zits
Everyone was ugly, full of embarrassing hair, zits, glasses.Wheels Is Dead: Remembering a Canadian Childhood
March 1, 2012
The Teen Choice Awards are like other awards shows—self-aggrandizing speeches, silly performances—but shorter and with zits.9 Most Outrageous Moments from the Teen Choice Awards
The Daily Beast Video
August 11, 2009
Krishna had his own little girl between his knees, with heart-shaped lips and thick matte concealer over her zits.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
- slang a pimple
of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for zits
"acne pimple," 1966, originally U.S. teenager slang, of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A pimple.
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