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”).
pimple (plural pimples)
- 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.
- (slang) An annoying person.
- He's such a pimple! I wish he'd stop being so irritating!
- To develop pimples