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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).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: pĭm'p(ə)l
  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪmp(ə)l/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪmpəl

NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

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

  1. To develop pimples

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pimple

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of pimplar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of pimplar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of pimplar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of pimplar.