WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
pep /pɛp/USA pronunciation
n., v., pepped, pep•ping. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- Informal Termslively spirits or energy:After her coffee she felt full of pep again.
pep•pi•ness, n. [uncountable]
pep•py, adj., -pi•er, -pi•est.
- pep up, to make or become spirited: [~ + up + object]something to pep up his students.[~ + object + up]Perhaps this movie will pep them up.
(pep), n., v., pepped, pep•ping. [Informal.]
- Informal Termslively spirits or energy;
- pep up, to make or become spirited, vigorous, or lively;
animate:We need something to pep up this party.
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pep /pɛp/ n
vb (peps, pepping, pepped)
- high spirits, energy, or vitality
Etymology: 20th Century: short for pepper
- (transitive) usually followed by up: to liven by imbuing with new vigour
PEP /pɛp/ n acronym for
- personal equity plan: a method of saving in the U.K. with certain tax advantages, in which investments up to a fixed annual value can be purchased: replaced by the ISA in 1999 but arrangements for existing PEPs remain unchanged
- political and economic planning
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