peppy

[ pep-ee ]
/ ˈpɛp i /

adjective, pep·pi·er, pep·pi·est. Informal.

energetic; vigorous; lively.

Nearby words

  1. peppershrike,
  2. peppertree,
  3. pepperwood,
  4. pepperwort,
  5. peppery,
  6. pepsi-cola,
  7. pepsin,
  8. pepsin a,
  9. pepsinate,
  10. pepsinogen

Origin of peppy

First recorded in 1920–25; pep + -y1

Related formspep·pi·ly, adverbpep·pi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for peppy

peppy

/ (ˈpɛpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest

informal full of vitality; bouncy or energetic
Derived Formspeppily, adverbpeppiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for peppy

peppy

adj.

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

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