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a pimple; skin blemish.
Contemporary Examples

He’s never dyed it, and he doesn’t wear make-up in his films, unless he has a zit to cover up.
Clooney: A Constant Charmer at the Altar Tim Teeman September 27, 2014

Historical Examples

Booger flashed his badge at me too fast for me to get a good look at it, but zit in the front seat gave me a long look at his.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

He passed my driver’s license up to zit, who pecked it slowly into his computer.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

Ye will say that ze have forgevin me oft tymes, and zit yat I returne to my faultis.
Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 Various

If you’ll walk into the castle, you may zit down, I dare zay.
Speed the Plough Thomas Morton

“Terrorists aren’t the only bad guys we catch this way,” zit said.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

Now zit quite, wull ‘e Miss Luzzie, or a ‘wunt goo on no vurder.
Lorna Doone R. D. Blackmore

It is ready to thame: and zit I feir that it will bring sum malheus, and may be sene gif ze chance to be hurt.
Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 Various

Bot I will never rejoyce to dissaive ony body that traistis in me: zit notwithstanding ze may command me in all thingis.
Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 Various

He realized that he had a zit on the back of his neck that was rubbing against his collar.
Makers Cory Doctorow

(slang) a pimple

“acne pimple,” 1966, originally U.S. teenager slang, of unknown origin.

zit (zĭt)
A pimple.


To set something on fire; ignite something

[1970s+ Army; fr Zippo, trademark of a cigarette lighter, probably fr the sound made as one turns the sparking wheel, and the speed with which the lighter ignites]


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