from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A pimple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. pimple

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a pimple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown slang with its origin in 1960's, the term "zit" may be related to the German "Zitze" [teat, nipple]. (Wiktionary)



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