Pep-pill



noun
1.
a pill, tablet, or capsule that contains a stimulant drug, especially amphetamine.
noun
1.
(informal) a tablet containing a stimulant drug

pep pill n.
A tablet or capsule containing a stimulant drug, especially an amphetamine.

noun phrase

Any amphetamine pill; upper (1930s+ Narcotics)

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