cup·​pa | \ ˈkə-pə How to pronounce cuppa (audio) \

Definition of cuppa

chiefly British
: a cup of tea

Examples of cuppa in a Sentence

I could use a good cuppa.
Recent Examples on the Web Just remember the treacle tart to go with your cuppa. Rochelle O'gorman, The Christian Science Monitor, "Put the kettle on and settle in with a fresh batch of British TV shows," 2 Oct. 2020 That limit can be easily reached -- and exceeded -- by a single cuppa at many coffee shops. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Caffeine consumption not safe during pregnancy, new study says. Some experts disagree," 24 Aug. 2020 Pour yourself a nice cuppa TEA and ponder that one. New York Times, "Leaves Before Paying the Check," 13 May 2020 This is the single best way to instantly improve your cuppa. Washington Post, "5 tips for a better cup — or pot — of tea," 13 Jan. 2020 With just a press of a button, the gadget whips up perfectly frothy milk to top your friend's cuppa. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "The 20 best gifts you can get for under $100," 27 Nov. 2019 The Primula Milk Frother turns that ordinary cuppa joe into a gourmet treat. Doreen Christensen,, "Inspired holiday gifts from the grocery store for under $20 | Doreen’s Deals," 12 Dec. 2019 An electric kettle for a quick cuppa Electric kettles are superior to the stovetop ones. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "20 things you didn't know you needed for winter on Amazon," 19 Nov. 2019 Additional notes of carob, chicory, black pepper, Chinese star anise, cloves, and cassia oil round out this flavorful, warm cuppa. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, "Republic of Tea Now Has Two Teas Inspired by Hallmark’s "Countdown to Christmas"," 10 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cuppa

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuppa

short for cuppa tea, pronunciation spelling of cup of tea

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The first known use of cuppa was in 1934

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6 Oct 2020

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“Cuppa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cuppa

British, informal : a cup of tea

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