pick-me-up

[ pik-mee-uhp ]
/ ˈpɪk miˌʌp /

noun Informal.

an alcoholic drink taken to restore one's energy or good spirits.
any restorative, as a snack or coffee.

Nearby words

  1. pick up on,
  2. pick up the pieces,
  3. pick's atrophy,
  4. pick-and-roll,
  5. pick-and-shovel,
  6. pick-off,
  7. pick-up,
  8. pick-up stick,
  9. pickaback,
  10. pickaback plane

Origin of pick-me-up

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use v. of phrase pick me up

Also called pickup.

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British Dictionary definitions for pick-me-up

pick-me-up

noun

informal a tonic or restorative, esp a special drink taken as a stimulant
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