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Having pimples; spotty.
pimply, pimpled, acned, poor-complexionedView synonyms
- ‘The plooky lad seemed to have difficulty with all this; really I don't know what they teach young people in schools these days.’
- ‘His face was as plooky as a currant bun.’
- ‘No need for lectures about responsibility (as if those plooky bags of raging hormonal lust are listening to a word any authority figure says).’
- ‘Plooky are your cheeks, And plooky is your chin.’
Late Middle English: from plook + -y.
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