[ 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.

Origin of peptalk

v. use of pep talk

Definition for peptalk (2 of 2)

pep talk


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for peptalk

pep talk


informal an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc
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