pepped up

pep

[pep] Informal.
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:
1840–50; short for pepper

pepful, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pepped up
Collins
World English Dictionary
pep (pɛp)
 
n
1.  high spirits, energy, or vitality
 
vb (usually foll by up) , peps, pepping, pepped
2.  to liven by imbuing with new vigour
 
[C20: short for pepper]

PEP (pɛp)
 
n acronym for
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 for
2.  political and economic planning

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

pep
"vigor, energy," 1912, shortened form of pepper, which was used in the figurative sense of "spirit, energy," from at least 1847. Peppy "full of pep," first recorded 1922. Pep rally is attested from 1945; pep talk from 1926.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
PEP
Parkinson's Educational Program
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature