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"Souped Up"

Posted by R. Berg on May 09, 2001

In Reply to: "Souped-Up" posted by Bruce Kahl on May 09, 2001

: .....as in adding hardware to a computer to make it run more efficiently.
: Even back in my early sixties motor-head days the phrase was used to descibe a modified internal combustion engine.
: Anybody know the origin?
: tanks
: bk

It might have come from one of the meanings of "soup" in the Dict. of Amer. Slang: "Fuel used to power fast airplanes or cars; esp., a special fuel used only for powerful motors."