or pep·per up·per
[ pep-er-uhp-er ]
/ ˈpɛp ərˈʌp ər /
something, as a food, beverage, or pill, that provides a quick but temporary period of energy and alertness.
something added to food to relieve blandness.
an experience that increases enthusiasm or zeal, as a pep talk.
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Origin of pepper-upper
1935–40; pep up + -er1, suffixed pleonastically to both v. and particle
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