pepperupper

pepper-upper

[pep-er-uhp-er]
noun Informal.
1.
something, as a food, beverage, or pill, that provides a quick but temporary period of energy and alertness.
2.
something added to food to relieve blandness.
3.
an experience that increases enthusiasm or zeal, as a pep talk.
Also, pepper upper.


Origin:
1935–40; pep up + -er1, suffixed pleonastically to both v. and particle

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