1. (orig. US teen, also zat, zitz, zort) a spot, pimple or blackhead; also attrib.
|Affairs of Gidget 14: ‘How about the boys, hey’ [...] ‘Creepy zitties?’ ‘Plenty.’.|
|CUSS 226: Zat [...] Zit A pimple. [Ibid.] 127: Zit city Poor complexion [...] Zitz [...] Zort A pimple.et al.|
|Tales of the City (1984) 10: She could still remember the exact location of the zit she had sprouted on the day of the photograph.|
|G’DAY 1: Shane is a dole bludger. He's always boracic. [...] He wants to get rid of his zits.|
|(con. 1969–70) F.N.G. (1988) 171: I’ll wash my face with it every day from now on and whamo — Mr. Clean. Zit remover.|
|Trainspotting 29: A collection of zit-encrusted, squeaky-voiced wankers.|
|Indep. Rev. 1 Oct. 12: There’s a little zit on her butt.|
|Londonstani (2007) 186: Anabolic steroid abuse can shrink your balls, give you zits an make you shit like a human expresso machine.|
|Hilliker Curse 28: My zits popped in the throes of my [...] passion.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 16: [B]etween the mozzie bites and angry zits — I look like an anthropomorphic pizza.|
2. (US campus) any form of mark.
|Current Sl. I:1 7/2: Zit Something bad or unpleasant, crude — What’s that zit on your coat?|
3. (US campus) a general insult.
|Kokomo Morn. Times (IN) 8 Sept. 10/4: [headline] Are you a gleep? a zit? a goopus?|
|in CUSS.et al.|
4. (US gay) an underage boy.
|(ref. to late 1960s) Queens’ Vernacular 45: any boy under the age of consent [...] zit (late ’60s).|
5. a skin blemish left by a lovebite.
|AS L:1/2 69: zit n Reddish mark caused by kissing.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|(con. 1966) Lords of Discipline 98: He’s a zit-faced cocksucker.|
|Guardian Rev. 24 Sept. 8: Zitty geeks lusting after their teachers.|
(US teen) a dermatologist.
|Campus Sl. Oct.|
a general term of abuse, delivered to one who has acne.
|Mad Cows 7: Store policy allows you to sell the bloody nursing bras [...] doesn’t it, zit-features?|
|Observer Mag. 27 Feb. 34: Hey, zitface, stop the worrying.|
(US) a teenager, the image is of acned mediocrity.
|Rivethead (1992) 54: Only to wind up taking home a paycheck that was more in line with what your average zithead from taco bell was making.|