pep talk

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of pep talk

:a usually brief, intense, and emotional talk designed to influence or encourage an audience

Examples of pep talk in a Sentence

  1. The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.

  2. She needs a pep talk.

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First Known Use of pep talk

1913


PEP TALK Defined for English Language Learners

pep talk

noun

Definition of pep talk for English Language Learners

  • : a short speech that is given to encourage someone to work harder, to feel more confident and enthusiastic, etc.


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