- a small, usually inflammatory swelling or elevation of the skin; papule or pustule.
Origin of pimple
Related Words for pimpleblister, blemish, lump, acne, abscess, zit, carbuncle, spot, bump, excrescence, boil, inflammation, whitehead, hickey, furuncle, pustule, papule, blackhead, caruncle, papula
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Contemporary Examples of pimple
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
October 20, 2012
“I think this is a pimple on the ass of progress,” said the senior adviser.White House Done With Wilson
September 11, 2009
Historical Examples of pimple
You've got a pimple there, and you jerked your head just as I was going over it.
A man with a pimple became a pimple with a man as background.Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green
Jerome K. Jerome
All eyes may see from what the change arose, All eyes may see—a pimple on her nose.Essay on Man
All day long he lamented about his pimple, and the following night he died.The New Book Of Martyrs
You are a pimple on the face of the earth, my friend, but my love is the blood of its veins.Old Mole
- a small round usually inflamed swelling of the skin
- any of the bumps on the surface of a table tennis bat
Word Origin for pimple
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.
- A small red swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne.
see goose pimples.