picker-upper

[ pik-er-uhp-er ]
/ ˈpɪk ərˈʌp ər /

noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. pickelhaube,
  2. pickens,
  3. pickens, andrew,
  4. pickens, fort,
  5. picker,
  6. pickerel,
  7. pickerel frog,
  8. pickerelweed,
  9. pickering,
  10. pickering, edward charles

Origin of picker-upper

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

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