[pep] /pɛp/ Informal.
lively spirits or energy; vigor; animation.
Verb phrases, past and past participle pepped up, present participle pepping up.
pep up, to make or become spirited, vigorous, or lively; animate:
We need something to pep up this party.
high spirits, energy, or vitality
verb peps, pepping, pepped
(transitive) usually foll by up. to liven by imbuing with new vigour
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
“vigor, energy,” 1912, shortened form of pepper (n.), which was used in the figurative sense of “spirit, energy” from at least 1847. Pep rally is attested from 1945; pep talk from 1926. To pep (something) up is from 1925.
: pep talk/ pep pill
Energy; vitality; piss and vinegar, pizzazz (1912+)
peak envelope power
Parkinson’s Educational Program
[pep-uh-roh-mee-uh] /ˌpɛp əˈroʊ mi ə/ noun 1. any of numerous tropical and subtropical plants belonging to the genus Peperomia, of the pepper family, cultivated as houseplants for their ornamental foliage. /pɛpəˈrəʊmɪə/ noun 1. any plant of the large genus Peperomia from tropical and subtropical America with slightly fleshy ornamental leaves, some of which are grown […]
[pep-uh-roh-nee] /ˌpɛp əˈroʊ ni/ noun 1. . [pep-uh-roh-nee] /ˌpɛp əˈroʊ ni/ noun 1. a highly seasoned, hard sausage of beef and pork. /ˌpɛpəˈrəʊnɪ/ noun 1. a highly seasoned dry sausage of pork and beef spiced with pepper, used esp on pizza n. “beef and pork sausage seasoned with pepper,” 1919, American English, from Italian peperone […]
[pep-in] /ˈpɛp ɪn/ noun 1. (“Pepin the Short”) died a.d. 768, king of the Franks 751–768 (father of Charlemagne).
[puh-pee-noh] /pəˈpi noʊ/ noun, plural pepinos. 1. a rounded, cone-shaped hill in a karstic area. 2. Also called melon pear, melon shrub. a Peruvian plant, Solanum muricatum, of the nightshade family, having spiny foliage, bright blue flowers, and edible purple, egg-shaped fruit.
[puh-pee-tuh, pe-] /pəˈpi tə, pɛ-/ noun 1. the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash, used in cooking and often dried or toasted and eaten as a snack food. [puh-pee-tuh, pe-; Spanish pe-pee-tah] /pəˈpi tə, pɛ-; Spanish pɛˈpi tɑ/ noun 1. a female given name.