Definition of zit in English:


Syllabification: zit


  • A pimple on the skin.
    More example sentences
    • Where were the black rimmed glasses, the transparently white skin, the insufferable rash of zits that should be covering his face?
    • One unwashed individual came out with a rash of zits.
    • I look at the photo of me at sixteen with dyed black hair and a zit on my chin and think, ‘why did they let me out in public?’


1960s: of unknown origin; apparently originally American teenagers' slang.

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