The pint-size prez gave the pep talk of the year, encouraging people everywhere to take risks and make the world a better place.
Even as Team Edwards stumbled irreversibly in the primaries, Baron was quick with a pep talk.
No pizza shop ever seemed more aptly named as he began a kind of pep talk.
"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.