Examples of pep talk in a Sentence
The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.
She needs a pep talk.
Recent Examples of pep talk from the Web
In the final moments before Iowa takes the football field, somewhere between the Back in Black/Enter Sandman montage and ball flying through the air, the Hawkeyes gather around fullback Drake Kulick for one lasting pep talk.
Staff members -- including local hires -- gathered for a pep talk and photo op with new Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who had flown in from Washington on Tuesday.
On Saturday, the former Eagles quarterback and current SEC Network analyst offered a pep talk for the ages aimed at the Tennessee Volunteers prior to Saturday’s game against top ranked Alabama.
No pep talk, no last-minute tips on how to stick the landing.
But this was a pep talk, not an academic symposium.
In one video, Jack and Jill get a pep talk about resilience and haul themselves right back up that hill to fetch a pail of water.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney got the ultimate Halloween scare on Tuesday night, as one of his staffers dressed up as a monster and hid behind the curtains during a Swinney pep talk.
Last week’s pep talk with Eleanor inspired Janet to create her own rebound boyfriend, a spacey loser who constantly reminds everyone that his name is Derek (played, inevitably, by Jason Mantzoukas).
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pep talk.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of pep talk
PEP TALK Defined for English Language Learners
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.
Learn More about pep talk
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up pep talk? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).