Definition of perked-up in US English:

perked-up

(also pearked-up)

adjective

  • 1US. Strengthened, cheered; invigorated, alert.

  • 2Erect, raised up.

Origin

Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). From perked, past participle of perk + up, after to perk up.

Pronunciation

perked-up

/ˈpəːktˌʌp/