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pep talk

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noun

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.

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Nearby words

peotillomania, pep, pep pill, pep rally, pep someone up, pep talk, peperomia, peperoni, pepin, pepin the short, pepino

Origin of pep talk

First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for pep talk

  • In this respect, the film validates every pep-talk promise of The Way of the Master.

    The Red Hot Christian Blockbuster|Daniel Radosh|October 21, 2008|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for pep talk

pep talk


noun

informal an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc
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