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Definition of "pep" [pep]

  • Energy and high spirits; vim: "The duchess is full of pep, that particularly American word that expresses precisely her energy and gaiety” ( Suzy Menkes). (noun)
  • To bring energy or liveliness to; invigorate: The good news pepped him up. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pep" in a sentence
  • "Cosby believes that shouldn't define the school and so he's leading what he calls a pep rally tonight."
  • "Maybe they'll use her to get people men to show-up to McCain pep rally's."
  • "The conference, part midterm pep rally, part starting-gun for 2012 jockeying, was marked by a predictable mixture of bombast and contrition."