Origin of pimpleMiddle English pinplis (pl.), nasalized from Old English piplian, to break out in pimples
Origin of pimpleMiddle English
- pim′pled pim′ply
Early Modern English pimple, pumple (not found in Middle English), probably a nasalised variation of Old English piplian, pyplian "to break out in pimples, show erruptions". Akin to Old English pipliÄ¡ende "having shingles".