adjective (peppier; -est) Date: 1918 full of pep • peppiness noun

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  • peppy — full of pep, 1922, from PEP (Cf. pep) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • peppy — [adj] lively, vigorous active, alert, animate, animated, bright, gay, keen, perky, sparkling, spirited, sprightly, vivacious; concepts 401,404 Ant. apathetic, inactive, lethargic, tired …   New thesaurus

  • peppy — ☆ peppy [pep′ē ] adj. peppier, peppiest Informal full of pep, or energy; brisk; vigorous; spirited peppily adv. peppiness n …   English World dictionary

  • peppy — [[t]pe̱pi[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is peppy is lively and full of energy. [INFORMAL] At the end of every day, jot down a brief note on how peppy or tired you felt. ...peppy dance numbers. Syn: lively …   English dictionary

  • peppy — /ˈpɛpi/ (say pepee) adjective (peppier, peppiest) Colloquial 1. energetic: *her sleek pinstriped suits with sequined leaf motifs were peppy and distinctive, yet classical enough for fairly conservative dressers. –aap news, 2000. 2. dynamic;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • peppy — UK [ˈpepɪ] / US adjective Word forms peppy : adjective peppy comparative peppier superlative peppiest mainly American informal lively, or full of energy …   English dictionary

  • peppy — 1. mod. vigorous; energetic. (See also perky.) □ She’s such a peppy thing. □ I sure don’t feel very peppy right now. 2. Go to pepped (up) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • peppy — adjective Full of pep; energetic, cheerful, and vigorous; bouncy Cedric was not feeling peppy when he woke up two hours before dawn. Syn: energetic, lively …   Wiktionary

  • peppy — pep informal ► NOUN ▪ liveliness. ► VERB (pepped, pepping) (pep up) ▪ make more lively. DERIVATIVES peppy adjective. ORIGIN abbreviation of PEPPER( …   English terms dictionary

  • peppy — peppily, adv. peppiness, n. /pep ee/, adj., peppier, peppiest. Informal. energetic; vigorous; lively. [1920 25; PEP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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