[pep-er-uhp-er] /ˈpɛp ərˈʌp ər/

noun, Informal.
something, as a food, beverage, or pill, that provides a quick but temporary period of energy and alertness.
something added to food to relieve blandness.
an experience that increases enthusiasm or zeal, as a pep talk.


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+)


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