One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or having good digestion or a consequent air of healthy good spirits.
- ‘It was eupeptic down tonight in the woods, eh.’
- ‘He was eupeptic where the woman was dyspeptic.’
- ‘As late as 1927, the year of the first big sound film, the Jazz singer still sounded eupeptic about vaudeville's fortunes.’
Late 17th century (in the sense ‘helping digestion’): from Greek eupeptos, from eu ‘well, easily’ + peptein ‘to digest’.
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