Verb Phrases past and past participle pepped up, present participle pep·ping up.
Origin of pep
Examples from the Web for pep
Thankfully, Aquaman is there to save the situation and give her a pep talk, while she clutches a teddy bear.
He knew I was in a deep depression, dark moods, and he would spend time with me, trying to give me pep talks.
Crazy Eyes sits down with her and gives her a pep talk and a hug.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sun beat down as the procession halted behind the parking lot for Pep Boys, a repair garage.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride|Jason Berry|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pint-size prez gave the pep talk of the year, encouraging people everywhere to take risks and make the world a better place.Rob Ford, Kid President, What the Fox Say?, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pep darted down the stairs, his eyes glancing in every direction.
And while she was at our house she seemed full of life and pep.Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford
I have placed copies of "Pep" in their hands and watched courage, faith, cheer and sereneness come to them.Evening Round Up|William Crosbie Hunter
Pep here was right about Carrington being bound on the same mission to the city as myself.
This Pep of yours was passing my place when I heard a woman shriek a bit ahead.
British Dictionary definitions for pep (1 of 2)
verb peps, pepping or pepped
Word Origin for pep
British Dictionary definitions for pep (2 of 2)
n acronym for
Word Origin and History for pep
"vigor, energy," 1912, shortened form of pepper (n.), which was used in the figurative sense of "spirit, energy" from at least 1847. Pep rally is attested from 1945; pep talk from 1926. To pep (something) up is from 1925.