Definition of pimple in English:

pimple

noun

  • A small hard inflamed spot on the skin.

    • ‘I love to pop pimples or boils or blisters especially when they reside on a body other than my own.’
    • ‘Dry skin, pimples, cramping during exercise and strongly coloured urine can also be the result of dehydration.’
    • ‘Lesions or pimples develop as a result of the skin's being irritated.’
    • ‘Yes, spots, pimples and cold sores are less important than bad breath or missing teeth.’
    • ‘Clay masks cover similar ground as exfoliators by cleaning pores, but they also smooth your skin and dry out pimples.’
    • ‘You've learned the hard way that picking pimples can leave small scars or even big crater-like ones.’
    • ‘Do you want an overweight guy with scars and pimples who lives out of a cardboard box?’
    • ‘Symptoms of rosacea include skin redness and pimples on the nose, chin, cheeks or forehead.’
    • ‘Any infection in this area, as from a pimple or boil in the nostril or on the upper lip or nose, may cause a local tissue inflammation known as cellulitis.’
    • ‘Another strain of the bacterium staphylococcus aureus already lives on the skin of a third of the population but rarely causes anything more serious than pimples or boils.’
    • ‘With inflammatory acne, the whiteheads become overloaded with bacteria and swell, producing pimples and pustules.’
    • ‘He reported that in the wake of the air strikes on fishing villages, people found that their bodies had large pimples and boils.’
    • ‘After Liu asked the man about his own health condition, he rolled up his sleeve and showed her pimples on his own skin.’
    • ‘When your skin is tan, pimples may seem better because the redness is harder to see.’
    • ‘Some of these pimples contain pus and appear as small white bumps.’
    • ‘He was the kind of guy who never had to worry about acne and pimples because he never had them.’
    • ‘These infections may be mild such as pimples or boils or serious, for example infection of the bloodstream, bones or joints.’
    • ‘Flawless skin suddenly erupts with pimples as one grows up.’
    • ‘His body was covered in boils and scars and pimples and it was a truly disgusting monster.’
    • ‘My skin was not absent of blemishes, I had a pimple on my cheek and a scar on my chin.’
    spot, pustule, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, carbuncle, wen, cyst, abscess, blister
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Origin

Middle English: related to Old English piplian ‘break out in pustules’.

Pronunciation

pimple

/ˈpimpəl//ˈpɪmpəl/