pep

1 of 2

noun

: brisk energy or initiative and high spirits

pep

2 of 2

verb

pepped; pepping

transitive verb

: to inject pep into
pep him up

Examples of pep in a Sentence

Noun The young teacher was full of pep. the students always display considerably more pep during the weeks immediately prior to the holidays Verb the music at the party pepped everyone up
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Only now, as an adult, this blonde-wood, rice-steam, white-musk essence puts a soothingly youthful pep in your step. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 Once the home of pep club and cheerleading tryouts, the auditorium now holds a two-story structure with meeting rooms and a pool table, with the building’s original plaster molding accented with lights. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 11 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for pep 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

short for pepper

First Known Use

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pep was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Pep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pep. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

pep

1 of 2 noun
: brisk energy : liveliness
peppiness
-ē-nəs
noun
peppy
adjective

pep

2 of 2 verb
pepped; pepping
: to put pep into : stimulate
let's try to pep things up

Medical Definition

PEP

abbreviation
1
2
post-exposure prophylaxis
Although fatal if untreated, human rabies can be prevented through post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which involves a course of vaccination and immunoglobulin administered immediately after exposure.Eunha Shim et al., Vaccine

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