Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

pep talk

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a vigorous, emotional talk, as to a person or group, intended to arouse enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.: The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.

Origin of pep talk

First recorded in 1920–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pep talk

Contemporary Examples


British Dictionary definitions for pep talk

pep talk

noun
  1. informal an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012