Definition of pep rally in US English:

pep rally


North American
  • A meeting aimed at inspiring enthusiasm, especially one held before a sporting event.

    • ‘When the Super Bowl came to Tampa for the second time, 10 years ago, it served as a national pep rally.’
    • ‘Though the majority of volunteers have no background in physics, they do have a shared enthusiasm for science, as evidenced by the pep rally they're holding for one of the world's most recognized scientific figures.’
    • ‘Physics is not a varsity athletics event that requires a pep rally.’
    • ‘There was a pep rally today, apparently, and I didn't know about it until the morning.’
    • ‘At worst, you will have had an event that brought the most ardent supporters together for a pep rally.’
    • ‘I was hoping for a brief detour into the psychological hazards of remote wilderness travel - homesickness, isolation, boredom - or, better yet, a spontaneous pep rally.’
    • ‘Don't knock that: a pep rally can be a good, solid, valuable thing.’
    • ‘The rest of the crowd cheered the teachers, and it basically turned into a pep rally after that.’
    • ‘Before the afternoon's session there is a campaign pep rally.’
    • ‘The members of the last team to rack up this accomplishment had been gathered together for the pep rally and I confess it was hard to look at the pleasant assortment of middle-aged ranchers and businessmen and see the athletes they once were.’
    • ‘The atmosphere in the open-air concourse where the extra cattle call is taking place feels akin to a pep rally.’
    • ‘Kids walked out of class and marched on to the football field, screaming out cheers in some warped version of a pep rally.’
    • ‘I'm supposed to be setting up for our pep rally that we're having this afternoon.’
    • ‘The scene in the bleachers feels like something between a pep rally and a very big bar mitzvah party.’
    • ‘I know this event wasn't planned as a pep rally, but we don't have to be carrying signs or protesting to get excited.’
    • ‘His bit was an out-and-out pep rally, a practice of the cheers the producers wanted to see once the cameras engaged.’
    • ‘Well today, at lunch, we were talking about the pep rally and I asked him if he was going and he said he was.’
    • ‘The events opened on a sunny Sunday in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, where 500 people participated in a pre-lobbying pep rally.’
    • ‘And I've always had pretty decent rhythm, even if it's been put to practice more often in a mosh pit than at a pep rally.’
    • ‘We discussed the usual things; what our budget was, what we were going to do for the next dance (which happened to be the Halloween Dance in a couple of weeks), and how we were going to organize the pep rally next month.’


pep rally

/ˈpep ˌralē//ˈpɛp ˌræli/