\ ˈzit \

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Examples of zit in a Sentence

“Look at all these zits—I'm hideous!” wailed the high schooler

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There’s something about making old dark spots and annoying zits disappear with the swipe of a wand (literally) that feels like magic. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The 5 Best Concealers for Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists," 10 Jan. 2019 Whichever zits were exposed even when I was fully dressed got a third application at some point during the day. Vera Papisova, Teen Vogue, "Glossier's Zit Stick Healed My Cystic Acne," 5 Sep. 2018 Picking at zits can just make the situation worse and can cause infection or permanent scarring. 2. Kelsey Castañon, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Acne — and How to Get Rid of It," 4 Dec. 2018 While there's no potion that can magically make zits disappear over night — yet — the beauty industry is getting closer and closer with its powerful selection of spot treatments. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Best Acne Spot Treatments, According to Dermatologists," 24 Oct. 2018 So what may work for your best friend's cystic zit may do absolutely nothing for yours. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "9 Best Cystic Acne Treatments Real People Swear By," 4 Oct. 2018 The Cut talked to Moretz about using eye cream as a 9-year-old, her experience of being acne-shamed by a group of grown men, and her thoughts on whether zits are cool now. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Chloë Grace Moretz on Being Shamed for Acne in Hollywood," 22 June 2018 All-perfect—not really, as all the zits hadn’t disappeared. Kris Rile, Good Housekeeping, "Putting Lemon Juice on My Face Helped Make My Adult Acne Disappear," 12 July 2018 Color theory explains why green is essential to hiding zits. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "The Ultimate Guide to Covering Up Your Zits," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of zit

circa 1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zit

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English Language Learners Definition of zit

: a small, red, swollen spot on the skin


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