- 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
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In this respect, the film validates every pep-talk promise of The Way of the Master.The Red Hot Christian Blockbuster
October 21, 2008
- informal an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc