One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The presence of pimples; the fact of being covered with pimples.
2Metallurgy. The presence or development of small round swellings on a metal or other surface.
That is erupting in pimples, pimply; that causes pimples or goose pimples.
Late 16th century. From pimple + -ing. Compare slightly later pimple<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in Tobias Venner (1577–1660), physician and medical writer. Originally from pimple + -ing; in later use also from pimple + -ing. Compare pimply and earlier pimpled.
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