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EtymologyEdit

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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pimple ‎(third-person singular simple present pimples, present participle pimpling, simple past and past participle pimpled)

  1. To develop pimples