pepper upper


noun Informal.
something, as a food, beverage, or pill, that provides a quick but temporary period of energy and alertness.
something added to food to relieve blandness.
an experience that increases enthusiasm or zeal, as a pep talk.
Also, pepper upper.

1935–40; pep up + -er1, suffixed pleonastically to both v. and particle Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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