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[pep-ee] /ˈpɛp i/
adjective, peppier, peppiest. Informal.
energetic; vigorous; lively.
Origin of peppy
1920-25; pep + -y1
Related forms
peppily, adverb
peppiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for peppy
  • peppy music will be played to keep you energized during your morning exercise.
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  • Everyone stands, one of us gets their coats, peppy goodbyes.
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  • Meet the quiet, shy member of the peppy chickadee family.
  • The film's taste for peppy settings takes it to a racetrack, a miniature-golf course and a petting zoo.
  • The whole thing has a vaguely depressing high-fashion pallor, but the song is peppy enough to keep the scene moving.
British Dictionary definitions for peppy


adjective -pier, -piest
(informal) full of vitality; bouncy or energetic
Derived Forms
peppily, adverb
peppiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for peppy

"full of pep," 1915, from pep + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for peppy



Energetic; vital; zingy (1918+)

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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