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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 peppy

perky, sprightly, spirited, animated, active, alert, animate, bright, gay, keen, sparkling, vivacious

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Contemporary Examples of peppy

Historical Examples of peppy

  • Miss Peppy said this with much solemnity, as if she were administering an oath.

    Shifting Winds

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • “Glad to have them,” came the peppy voice back over the wire.

  • Peppy turned toward her companion with one of her clearest and most straightforward expressions.

  • Secretly, for it was not Peppy's way to take men into his confidence where it might be avoided, he got himself a coil of rope.


    Raphael Sabatini

  • She asked if every one was out of the castle, and being assured that it was so, said, Is Peppy (her dog) safe?

British Dictionary definitions for peppy


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 peppy


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

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