zit

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See also: žiť and žít

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain origin, first attested as 1960s slang. Compare German Zitze (teat, nipple).

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Noun[edit]

zit (plural zits)

  1. (US, slang) pimple
    • 1968, J. Lawrence Hagen, "Pinball 1959", Generation volume 20–21, page 182:
      I can't help thinking how little good all that working out did him. I think the only thing he ever got out of it was more zits.
    • 1987Adventures in Babysitting, 00:06:35:
      Brad: Sara, did you take my Clearasil again? Sara: I ran out of brown (paint). Brad: Great. How am I supposed to cover up my zits?

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zit m (plural zitten, diminutive zitje n)

  1. the act of sitting
  2. (by extension) (Belgium) an exam term at university or hogeschool
  3. seat
  4. (by extension) a seat in a legislative or regulatory group (e.g., in a parliament or a board)

Synonyms[edit]

  1. (the act of sitting): zitting
  2. (exam term): zittijd
  3. (seat): zetel, zeet
  4. (seat in a group): zetel, zitje

Verb[edit]

zit

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of zitten
  2. imperative of zitten

Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zīt.

Noun[edit]

zīt ?

  1. time

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