Meaning of “pepper” in the English Dictionary

"pepper" in British English

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(Definition of “pepper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈpep·ər/

pepper noun (SPICE)

[ U ] a black or cream-colored spice, often used in powdered form, that gives a spicy hot taste to food

pepper noun (VEGETABLE)

[ C ] a vegetable that is green, red, or yellow, having a rounded shape, that is hollow with seeds in the middle

pepperverb [ T ]

us /ˈpep·ər/

pepper verb [ T ] (ATTACK)

to direct something suddenly and repeatedly at someone, as if attacking the person:

The mayor was peppered with questions from reporters about the municipal corruption scandal.

To pepper is also to add to something in many places:

He peppered his speech with jokes.

(Definition of “pepper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)