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pep

[pep] /pɛp/
noun
1.
lively spirits or energy; vigor; animation.
Verb phrases, past and past participle pepped up, present participle pepping up.
2.
pep up, to make or become spirited, vigorous, or lively; animate:
We need something to pep up this party.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; short for pepper
Related forms
pepful, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pep

pep

/pɛp/
noun
1.
high spirits, energy, or vitality
verb peps, pepping, pepped
2.
(transitive) usually foll by up. to liven by imbuing with new vigour
Word Origin
C20: short for pepper

PEP

/pɛp/
noun acronym
1.
personal equity plan: a method of saving in the U.K. with certain tax advantages, in which investments up to a fixed annual value can be purchased: replaced by the ISA in 1999 but arrangements for existing PEPs remain unchanged
abbreviation
2.
political and economic planning
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Word Origin and History for pep
n.

"vigor, energy," 1912, shortened form of pepper (n.), which was used in the figurative sense of "spirit, energy" from at least 1847. Pep rally is attested from 1945; pep talk from 1926. To pep (something) up is from 1925.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pep

pep

modifier

: pep talk/ pep pill

noun

Energy; vitality; piss and vinegar, pizzazz (1912+)

[fr pepper]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for pep

PEP

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