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noun Slang.
  1. a pimple; skin blemish.
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Origin of zit

First recorded in 1960–65; origin uncertain
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  • He passed my driver's license up to Zit, who pecked it slowly into his computer.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • "Terrorists aren't the only bad guys we catch this way," Zit said.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • He realized that he had a zit on the back of his neck that was rubbing against his collar.


    Cory Doctorow

  • If you'll walk into the castle, you may zit down, I dare zay.

    Speed the Plough

    Thomas Morton

  • Now zit quite, wull 'e Miss Luzzie, or a 'wunt goo on no vurder.

    Lorna Doone

    R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for zit


  1. slang a pimple
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Word Origin

of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for zit


"acne pimple," 1966, originally U.S. teenager slang, of unknown origin.

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zit in Medicine


  1. A pimple.
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