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What Do You Call These Bodily Functions?
What do you call that red bump on your skin? How about that dried snot in your nose? Get ready for some bodily function talk ...
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What does pimple mean?
A pimple is a small inflammation or swelling of the skin that may or may not be filled with pus.
Pimples are caused by acne, a skin condition in which the skin’s sebaceous glands become clogged and inflamed.
Pimples are most commonly found on the face, but they can appear on other areas of the skin, such as the neck and back. They are most common among teens and preteens due to changes in body chemistry during the period of development known as puberty, but adults can also get pimples.
An even more informal term for a pimple is zit. The informal terms whitehead and blackhead are used to refer to specific kinds of pimples. Technical terms for types of pimples include pustule and papule.
Example: My skin is naturally oily, so I have to buy a specific face wash to prevent pimples.
Where does pimple come from?
The first records of the word pimple come from around the late 1300s. It comes from the Old English pipilian, “to break out in pimples,” from the Latin papula, meaning “pimple.”
Everyone gets pimples at some point, but some people get them more than others. Acne, which causes pimples, sometimes goes away on its own, but sometimes it calls for additional treatment by a dermatologist—a doctor who specializes in skin conditions.
Pimple is used in the phrase goose pimples, which is another way to say goose bumps, the bumps you get on your skin when you’re cold or scared. Goose pimples aren’t actually pimples—they’re what happens when your hair stands on end. In places where you don’t have hair, they just appear as bumps on your skin.
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What are some other forms related to pimple?
- pimply (adjective)
- pimpled (adjective)
What are some synonyms for pimple?
What are some words that share a root or word element with pimple?
What are some words that often get used in discussing pimple?
How is pimple used in real life?
Pimples are fairly common, especially among teens. Most people treat them as an annoyance.
There's no point treating pimple marks if you are still having pimples. As long as you're still having pimples, you will continue to have the marks.
Try a toner with salicyclic acid 2-3x a week for 1 month to control pimples. If not happy in a month, go see a dermatologist 😊
— Dr. Winlove Mojica (@theskinsensei) December 28, 2019
my face really decided to grow a pimple 1 day before a skin care brand photoshoot. love that for me
— 🛸 batrisyia 🪐 (@applekwumble) September 22, 2020
ugh i hate pimples! what do y’all use to get rid of pimples?! 😫
— Zui Hernandez (@ZuiHernandez_) September 25, 2020
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Is pimple used correctly in the following sentence?
I can’t believe I got a pimple on my nose right before the dance!
How to use pimple in a sentence
Preparing for the lift meant digging several feet of soil all around the hoard, leaving it sticking out like a plaster-wrapped pimple in the rocky trench.How Scotland forged a rare alliance between amateur treasure hunters and archaeologists|Corinne Iozzio|August 24, 2021|Popular-Science
Many of the bites appear to be grouped on the skin like “little pimple bites that itch like crazy,” Suah said.Oak-mite bites: Cicadas may have left D.C. region an itchy gift|Ellie Silverman|July 30, 2021|Washington Post
So just keeping up with my routine and knowing that sometimes I get stubborn pimples, I need something to kind of zap it.Chloe & Halle On Their Partnership With Neutrogena And Being Without A Manicure In Quarantine|Brande Victorian|March 12, 2021|Essence.com
Getting a pimple on the morning of the prom can be life and death for a teenager.How to Write Groundhog Day: 10 Rules for Screenwriters|Danny Rubin|October 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I think this is a pimple on the ass of progress,” said the senior adviser.White House Done With Wilson|Richard Wolffe|September 11, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Smith screwed his face and squeezed a pimple on his throat; Steelman absently counted the flies on the wall.Over the Sliprails|Henry Lawson
The pimple is a diminutive hill or pock, and the pykes of Cumberland are the peaks of Derbyshire.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
To have a rifle is as ridiculous as to have a pimple at the end of your nose, or a bailiff waiting for you round the corner.The Evolution of Sinn Fein|Robert Mitchell Henry
Pustule, pus′tūl, n. a small pimple containing pus: anything like a pustule, on plants or animals: a small blister.
He examines and refreshes his complexion by it, and is more dejected at a pimple than if it were a cancer.Thackerayana|William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for pimple
Derived forms of pimplepimpled, adjectivepimply, adjectivepimpliness, noun
Word Origin for pimple
Other Idioms and Phrases with pimple
see goose pimples.