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pepper-upper

[pep-er-uhp-er] /ˈpɛp ərˈʌp ər/
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
1935-1940
1935-40; pep up + -er1, suffixed pleonastically to both v. and particle
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pepper-upper

noun

A thing, food, drink, person, etc, that imparts pep; stimulant: ''Say, fellows,'' said a uniformed pepper-upper to a bunch of GI assault troops (1937+)


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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