pep pill
noun Date: 1937 any of various stimulant drugs in pill or tablet form

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  • pep pill — pep . n any of various stimulant drugs (as amphetamine) in pill or tablet form …   Medical dictionary

  • pep pill — n informal a ↑pill containing a drug that gives you more energy or makes you feel happier for a short time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pep pill — pep′ pill n. pha a pill, tablet, or capsule that contains a stimulant drug, esp. amphetamine • Etymology: 1935–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pep pill — ► NOUN informal ▪ a pill containing a stimulant drug …   English terms dictionary

  • pep pill — pep ,pill noun count INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED a drug that makes you feel livelier or happier and is sometimes taken illegally …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pep pill — ☆ pep pill n. Slang any of various pills or tablets containing a stimulant, esp. amphetamine …   English World dictionary

  • pep pill — noun a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression • Syn: ↑amphetamine, ↑upper, ↑speed • Hypernyms: ↑stimulant, ↑stimulant drug, ↑excitant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pep pill — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pep pill : singular pep pill plural pep pills informal old fashioned a drug that makes you feel livelier or happier and is sometimes taken illegally …   English dictionary

  • pep pill — n. a stimulant pill or capsule, such as an amphetamine. □ The doctor prescribed some kind of pep pills, but I refused to take them. □ Got any pep pills or anything? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pep pill — /ˈpɛp pɪl/ (say pep pil) noun 1. a pill or tablet that consists of a stimulant drug, as amphetamine. 2. any substance taken as a stimulant …   Australian English dictionary

  • pep pill — Synonyms and related words: Benzedrine, Benzedrine pill, C, Dexamyl, Dexamyl pill, Dexedrine, Dexedrine pill, Methedrine, amphetamine, amphetamine sulfate, cocaine, coke, crystal, dextroamphetamine sulfate, football, heart, jolly bean,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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