pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Definition of peppy

: full of pep

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peppiness noun

Examples of peppy in a Sentence

At 75 years old, he is as peppy as ever. a group of peppy cheerleaders The song was a peppy little dance number.
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First Known Use of peppy

1914, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2020

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“Peppy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of peppy

chiefly US, somewhat old-fashioned
: full of energy or enthusiasm
: able to move fast


pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Kids Definition of peppy

: full of brisk energy or liveliness

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