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zit

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Pronunciation: /zɪt
 
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Definition of zit in English:

noun

informal
A spot on the skin.
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?’

Origin

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

Derivatives

zitty

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • I guess I fancied her a bit back in the 1980s (I was a zitty teen), but now she looks like someone's embarrassing mother.
  • I'm this zitty 13 year old with B.O., an insufferable know-it-all attitude (and massive insecurity right underneath) and greasy hair.
  • Nine hours of sitting and staring at zitty adolescents scribbling away can drive you mad.

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