A zit is a pimple. This is a slang term for those little inflamed bumps of skin no one wants.

If you have acne, you're likely to have zits: little raised areas of your skin that are usually filled with pus. Your doctor will call those little bumps pimples, but many people call them zits, which is an informal, slangy word. Teenagers tend to get a lot of zits: it's one of the difficult parts of adolescence. It seems like a new zit always pops up at the worst possible time, like right before prom.

Definitions of zit
  1. noun
    a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne
    synonyms: hickey, pimple
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    a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)
    a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
    papulovesicle, vesicopapule
    a papule that changes into a blister
    a pustule in an eruptive disease
    type of:
    an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
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