pep pill


Definition of pep pill

: any of various stimulant drugs in pill or tablet form

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Recent Examples on the Web Well, in her unpublished memoirs, Garland revealed how the studio kept her and the other child actors going: Forcing them to take pep pills during the day that suppressed appetite and provided energy boosts, and sleeping pills at night., "Why Now Is The Right Time For A Judy Garland Biopic," 19 Mar. 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Pep pill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pep pill

informal : a pill that contains a drug which makes you happier or gives you more energy for a short period of time

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Medical Definition of pep pill

: any of various stimulant drugs (as amphetamine) in pill or tablet form

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