cup·​pa ˈkə-pə How to pronounce cuppa (audio)
chiefly British
: a cup of tea

Example Sentences

I could use a good cuppa.
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Word History


short for cuppa tea, pronunciation spelling of cup of tea

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuppa was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Cuppa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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