zit

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See also: zīt, žiť, and žít

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

From zitten.

Noun[edit]

zit m (plural zitten, diminutive zitje n)

  1. the act of sitting
  2. (Belgium, by extension) an exam term at university or an institution of intermediate tertiary education
  3. seat
  4. (by extension) a seat in a legislative or regulatory group (e.g. in a parliament or a board)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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, from Proto-Germanic *tīdiz, from Proto-Indo-European *dīti- (time, period), from *dī- (time).

Noun[edit]

zīt f

  1. time

Descendants[edit]

  • Alemannic German: Ziit, Zit
  • Central Franconian: Zeck, Zick
  • German: Zeit
  • Hunsrik: Zeid
  • Luxembourgish: Zäit
  • Pennsylvania German: Zeit
  • Vilamovian: cajt
  • Yiddish: צײַט(tsayt)