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pimple

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Early Modern English pimple, pumple (not found in Middle English), probably a nasalized variation of Old English piplian, pyplian (to break out in pimples, show eruptions). Akin to Old English pipliġende (having shingles).

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pimple (plural pimples)

  1. An inflamed (raised and colored) spot on the surface of the skin that is usually painful and fills with pus.
    I had to pop that embarrassing pimple, it was huge and red and on the tip of my nose.
  2. (slang) An annoying person.
    He's such a pimple! I wish he'd stop being so irritating!

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