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adjective, pep·pi·er, pep·pi·est. Informal.
  1. energetic; vigorous; lively.
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Origin of peppy

First recorded in 1920–25; pep + -y1
Related formspep·pi·ly, adverbpep·pi·ness, noun
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Related Words for peppiness

nerve, motivation, guts, earnestness, gameness, bounce, vim, morale, brio, psyche, spunk, mood, zip, willpower, sparkle, animation, enthusiasm, vigor, jazz, boldness

British Dictionary definitions for peppiness


adjective -pier or -piest
  1. informal full of vitality; bouncy or energetic
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Derived Formspeppily, adverbpeppiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for peppiness



"full of pep," 1915, from pep + -y (2).

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