noun British Informal.

a cup of tea.

Origin of cuppa

1920–25; reduced form of cup of (tea) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cuppa

Historical Examples of 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




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

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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