pimple

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noun pim·ple \ˈpim-pəl\

Definition of pimple

  1. 1 :  a small inflamed elevation of the skin :  papule; especially :  pustule

  2. 2 :  a swelling or protuberance like a pimple

pimpled

play \ˈpim-pəld\ adjective

pimply

play \ˈpim-p(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of pimple in a Sentence

  1. a painful pimple on his back

Origin and Etymology of pimple

Middle English pymple; akin to Old English piplian to break out in pimples, and probably to English pimp — more at pimp


First Known Use: 14th century


PIMPLE Defined for English Language Learners

pimple

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noun pim·ple \ˈpim-pəl\

Definition of pimple for English Language Learners

  • : a small, red, swollen spot on the skin


PIMPLE Defined for Kids

pimple

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noun pim·ple \ˈpim-pəl\

Definition of pimple for Students

  1. :  a small red swelling of the skin often containing pus

pimpled

\-pəld\ adjective

pimply

\-plē\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

pimple

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noun pim·ple \ˈpim-pəl\

Medical Definition of pimple

  1. 1:  a small inflamed elevation of the skin :  papule; especially :  pustule

  2. 2:  a swelling or protuberance like a pimple

pimpled

\-pəld\play adjective

pimply

\-p(ə-)lē\play adjective


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