picker-upper

[ pik-er-uhp-er ]
/ ˈpɪk ərˈʌp ər /

noun Informal.

something that restores one's depleted energy or depressed spirits; pick-me-up.

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Origin of picker-upper

1935–40; pick up + -er1, joined pleonastically to both v. and particle
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