cheerer-upper

[ cheer-er-uhp-er ]
/ ˌtʃɪər ərˈʌp ər /

noun Informal.

a person or thing that cheers a person up: A good joke is the best cheerer-upper.

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Origin of cheerer-upper

cheer up + -er1, joined pleonastically to both v. and particle

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