- a pimple; skin blemish.
Origin of zit
First recorded in 1960–65; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for zit
He's never dyed it, and he doesn't wear make-up in his films, unless he has a zit to cover up.Clooney: A Constant Charmer at the Altar
September 28, 2014
He passed my driver's license up to Zit, who pecked it slowly into his computer.
"Terrorists aren't the only bad guys we catch this way," Zit said.
He realized that he had a zit on the back of his neck that was rubbing against his collar.Makers
If you'll walk into the castle, you may zit down, I dare zay.Speed the Plough
Now zit quite, wull 'e Miss Luzzie, or a 'wunt goo on no vurder.Lorna Doone
R. D. Blackmore
- slang a pimple
of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for zit
"acne pimple," 1966, originally U.S. teenager slang, of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A pimple.
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