pep pill

noun

: any of various stimulant drugs in pill or tablet form

Examples of pep pill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus there's nothing like a pep pill to drive active placebo effects. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 21 July 2010 Well, in her unpublished memoirs, Garland revealed how the studio kept her and the other child actors going: Forcing them to take pep pills during the day that suppressed appetite and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. refinery29.com, 19 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pep pill was in 1917

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“Pep pill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pep%20pill. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

pep pill

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