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cuppa

[kuhp-uh]
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noun British Informal.
  1. a cup of tea.
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Origin of cuppa

1920–25; reduced form of cup of (tea)
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  • 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

noun
  1. British informal a cup of tea
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Word Origin and History for 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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