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hickey (acne)

Definition:

a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

hickeys

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

papule | pustule

Synonyms:

pimple | zit

Etymology:

of unknown origin
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of hickey...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Pimple | zit | spot

a kind of acne, and one of the many results of excess oil getting trapped in the pores. Some of the varieties are pustules or papules. Pimples can be treated by various acne medications prescribed by a dermatologist, or purchased at a drug store with a... (46 of 1153 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pimple

Collins Dictionary:

pimple | pimpled [adjective, derived]

a small round usually inflamed swelling of the skin | any of the bumps on the surface of a table tennis bat (21 of 451 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pimple

Merriam-Webster:

pimple | fester [slang, sense-specific] | whelk [slang, sense-specific] | papule [synonym, sense-specific] | especially [synonym, sense-specific] | boil [synonym, sense-specific] | hickey [synonym, sense-specific] | pock [synonym, sense-specific] | pustule [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a small inflamed elevation of the skin; "papule" ; especially, "pustule" | a swelling or protuberance like a pimple (18 of 103 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pimple

Oxford Dictionary:

pimple | pimplier [comparative] | pimpliest [superlative] | whelk [archaic] | pimpled [derived] | pimply [derived]

a small hard inflamed spot on the skin (8 of 73 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pimple

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pimple

small pointed elevation of the skin that may or may not contain pus. The formation of pimples is frequently associated with infection, irritation, or ... (24 of 41 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0839066​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pimple [countable] | pimples [plural] | pimplier [comparative] | pimpliest [superlative] | pimply [adjective, related] | pimpled [adjective, related]

a small red lump on your skin, especially on your face (11 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pimple

Wiktionary:

pimple | zits [United States, slang, plural] | akker [United States, slang, Archaic Australian slang] | acker [old Aus slang, synonym, sense-specific] | acne [synonym, sense-specific] | pustule [synonym, sense-specific] | spot [British, slang, synonym, sense-specific] | zit [United States, slang, synonym, sense-specific]

An inflamed (raised and colored) spot on the surface of the skin that is usually painful and fills with pus. | [slang] An annoying person. (24 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pimple

New World Dictionary:

pimple

any small, rounded, usually inflamed swelling of the skin; papule or pustule (12 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pimple

American Heritage Dictionary:

pimple | zit [slang] | pimpled [adjective, related] | pimply [adjective, related]

A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule. (14 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pimple

Random House Dictionary:

pimple [pathology]

a small, usually inflammatory swelling or elevation of the skin; papule or pustule. (13 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pimple

Cambridge Dictionary:

pimple

a small raised spot on the skin which is temporary (10 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pimple

Britannica Encyclopedia:

acne [dermatology]

any inflammatory disease of the sebaceous, or oil, glands of the skin. There are some 50 different types of acne. In common usage, the term acne is ... (27 of 385 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/3899​/acne

Encarta Dictionary:

pimple | pimples [plural]

a small inflamed or pus-filled spot on the skin (9 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726256​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

hickey

First use: 20th century

Origin: of unknown origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hickey

Oxford Dictionary:

hickey | hickeys [plural]

First use: early 20th century

Origin: unknown

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/hickey

New World Dictionary:

hickey [United States] | hickeys [plural] | hies [plural]

Origin: originally United States dialect

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hickey

Wiktionary:

hickey | hickeys [plural]

Origin: Unknown.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hickey

American Heritage Dictionary:

hickey | hickeys [plural]

Origin: unknown

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hickey

Merriam-Webster:

hickey [entry 1, noun] | hickeys [plural]

First use: 1913

Origin: unknown

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hickey

hickey [entry 2, noun] | hickeys [plural] | hickies [sense-specific, plural]

First use: about 1918

Origin: unknown

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hickey show=1

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Hickey

Audio: "Hickey (injury) spoken article"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hickey

Collins Dictionary:

hickey

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hickey"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hickey

Macmillan American Dictionary:

hickey [countable, United States] | hickeys [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hickey"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/hickey

Cambridge Dictionary:

hickey [United States]

Audio: North American English pronunuciation of "hickey"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hickey

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hickey [countable, United States] | hickeys [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hickey"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hickey

the Free Dictionary:

hickey

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hickey"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hickey"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hickey" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hickey

Google Dictionary:

hickey | hickeys [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "hickey"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=hickey

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hickey

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hickey"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=hickey​01 word=hickey

YourDictionary Audio:

hickey

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hickey" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hickey

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