cuppa

[ kuhp-uh ]
/ ˈkʌp ə /
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noun British Informal.

a cup of tea.

Nearby words

  1. cupid's dart,
  2. cupid's-dart,
  3. cupidity,
  4. cupola,
  5. cupolated,
  6. cupped,
  7. cupper,
  8. cupping,
  9. cupping glass,
  10. cuppy

Origin of cuppa

1920–25; reduced form of cup of (tea)

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Examples from the Web for cuppa

  • I'd try a soup, a mutton sandwich, and a cuppa cawfee for eight cents, if I was you.

    Winnie Childs|C. N. Williamson


British Dictionary definitions for cuppa

cuppa

cupper

/ (ˈkʌpə) /

noun

British informal a cup of tea
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Word Origin and History for cuppa

cuppa

n.

colloquial shortening of cup of (coffee, etc.), recorded from 1925; as a stand-alone (almost always with implied tea) it dates from 1934.

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