pepper

[ pep-er ]
/ ˈpɛp ər /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of pepper

before 1000; Middle English peper, piper, Old English pipor (> Old Norse pipari, piparr) < Latin piper < Greek péperi; compare Old Frisian piper, Dutch peper, Old High German pfeffar (German Pfeffer); these and Old English pipor perhaps < a common West Germanic borrowing < Latin

Related forms

pep·per·er, nounpep·per·ish, adjectivepep·per·ish·ly, adverbun·pep·pered, adjective
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pepper

/ (ˈpɛpə) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for pepper

Old English piper, from Latin, from Greek peperi; compare French poivre, Old Norse piparr
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