Definition of pimple in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpimpəl/


A small hard inflamed spot on the skin.
Example sentences
  • You've learned the hard way that picking pimples can leave small scars or even big crater-like ones.
  • When your skin is tan, pimples may seem better because the redness is harder to see.
  • Flawless skin suddenly erupts with pimples as one grows up.
zit, pustule, bleb, boil, swelling, eruption, blackhead, whitehead, carbuncle, blister, spot
technical comedo, papule
(pimplesacne, bad skin



Pronunciation: /ˈpimp(ə)ld/
Example sentences
  • His flesh was pimpled and pockmarked with disease, and his eyelids drooped over purple-ish sags of skin.
  • I trust that Mr. Smith is not too skinny, too pale, too awkward, too pimpled, too hairy, too smooth, too weak, or too ugly since he feels that he is in a position to cast stones at those of us who do not measure up to his ideal of perfection.
  • Whether it is the launch of a shiny new car or a dry soap cake, you have models, with cakes of make-up on their pimpled faces purring and pouting, and bare-chested males flexing their muscles.


Pronunciation: /ˈpimp(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • It is not likely to be brought down by a few pimply faced boys and girls.
  • Girls in swimsuits displaying acres of white, goose pimply flesh shivering in the blustery weather that was a summer's day in Scarborough can still be recalled.
  • When you feel bloated, cranky, pimply and crampy on a monthly basis, it's tough to be all that grateful.


Middle English: related to Old English piplian 'break out in pustules'.

Words that rhyme with pimple

dimple, simple, wimple

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Syllabification: pim·ple

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