Main meanings of pimpling in English

: pimpling1pimpling2

pimpling1

Pronunciation /ˈpɪmplɪŋ/ /ˈpɪmp(ə)lɪŋ/

noun

  • 1The presence of pimples; the fact of being covered with pimples.

  • 2Metallurgy
    The presence or development of small round swellings on a metal or other surface.

Origin

Late 16th century. From pimple + -ing.

Main meanings of pimpling in English

: pimpling1pimpling2

pimpling2

Pronunciation /ˈpɪmplɪŋ/ /ˈpɪmp(ə)lɪŋ/

adjective

rare
  • That is erupting in pimples, pimply; that causes pimples or goose pimples.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Tobias Venner (1577–1660), physician and medical writer. Originally from pimple + -ing; in later use also from pimple + -ing.