Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Energy and high spirits; vim.
  • transitive verb To bring energy or liveliness to; invigorate.

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  • verb To inject with energy and enthusiasm.
  • noun Energy, high spirits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun liveliness and energy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for pepper.]

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Abbreviation of pepper ("spice")

Examples

  • Cosby believes that shouldn't define the school and so he's leading what he calls a pep rally tonight.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2003

  • Maybe they'll use her to get people men to show-up to McCain pep rally's.

    McCain daughter writing children's book

  • The conference, part midterm pep rally, part starting-gun for 2012 jockeying, was marked by a predictable mixture of bombast and contrition.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • The conference, part midterm pep rally, part starting-gun for 2012 jockeying, was marked by a predictable mixture of bombast and contrition.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • The conference, part midterm pep rally, part starting-gun for 2012 jockeying, was marked by a predictable mixture of bombast and contrition.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • The conference, part midterm pep rally, part starting-gun for 2012 jockeying, was marked by a predictable mixture of bombast and contrition.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • You mustn't _hate_ the enemy -- that wastes a lot of "pep" --

    With the Colors Songs of the American Service

  • For about twenty minutes Rowley gave what could only be called a pep talk.

    The Kennedy Detail

  • BASH: At the closed door meeting described as a pep rally atmosphere with a standing room only crowd, the president tried to talk up the economy and Iraq but warned things could look worse after the June 30th handover.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2004

  • You jest set right here in your chair till I come back, an 'I'll bring you a good parcel o' pep'-mints.

    Meadow Grass Tales of New England Life

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