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[pim-puh l] /ˈpɪm pəl/

noun, Pathology.
a small, usually inflammatory swelling or elevation of the skin; papule or pustule.
a small round usually inflamed swelling of the skin
any of the bumps on the surface of a table tennis bat

late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Old English pipligende “having shingles;” also cf. Latin papula, papilla (see pap (n.2)). As a verb from c.1600. Related: Pimples.

pimple pim·ple (pĭm’pəl)
A small red swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne.
pim’pled or pim’ply adj.


The head (1818+)
see: goose pimples


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