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pep rally

a meeting, especially of students before an interscholastic athletic contest, to stimulate group enthusiasm by rousing talks, songs, cheers, etc.
Origin of pep rally
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pep rally
  • Fires used for recreational or ceremonial purposes such as school pep rally fires or the celebration of scout activities.
  • However, what was supposed to be a somber event resembles something closer to a college pep rally.
  • Other big events include the homecoming football game, pep rally and dance, which all take place in the fall.
  • Today they'll participate in a parade in the morning and a pep rally in the afternoon.
  • The school stopped hosting a pep rally before the homecoming game because fights would erupt.
Slang definitions & phrases for pep rally

pep rally

noun phrase

A meeting where the participants are stimulated to some activity, harder effort, etc: Ceausescu's pep rally becomes a revolution

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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