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pep

noun \ ˈpep \
|Updated on: 29 Jul 2018

Definition of pep

: brisk energy or initiative and high spirits

Examples of pep in a Sentence

  1. The young teacher was full of pep.

  2. the students always display considerably more pep during the weeks immediately prior to the holidays

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Origin and Etymology of pep

short for pepper


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pep

verb

Definition of pep

pepped; pepping
: to inject pep into
  • pep him up

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First Known Use of pep

1912

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PEP Defined for English Language Learners

pep

Definition of pep for English Language Learners

  • : energy or enthusiasm


PEP Defined for Kids

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pep

noun \ ˈpep \

Definition of pep for Students

: brisk energy or liveliness Being full of pep, he ran to school.

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pep

verb

Definition of pep for Students

pepped; pepping
: to make more lively or energetic
  • Cool weather peps us up.

Medical Dictionary

PEP

abbreviation

medical Definition of PEP

phosphoenolpyruvate


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