[ pep-tawk ]
/ ˈpɛpˌtɔk /
verb (used with object)
to give a pep talk to (a person, group, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to deliver a pep talk.
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Origin of peptalk
v. use of pep talk
Words nearby peptalk
Definition for peptalk (2 of 2)
a vigorous, emotional talk, as to a person or group, intended to arouse enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.: The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.
Origin of pep talk
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for peptalk
informal an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc
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