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

Examples of cuppa in a Sentence

I could use a good cuppa.
Recent Examples on the Web However, while the traditional cuppa has recognised health benefits, the high sugar content of some bubble tea preparations has raised concerns. Adrienne Wyper, The Week Uk, theweek, 2 May 2024 Coffee aficionados, meanwhile, shouldn’t miss grabbing a cuppa at the dedicated Costa Coffee stand (complimentary, of course). Blane Bachelor, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 June 2023 The instructions say to boil water, which will give you a pretty astringent, strong cuppa (thanks Max). Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 23 Jan. 2024 Michael Rivera Most coffee lovers typically dump the used grounds from their morning cuppa straight into the trash; those more environmentally inclined might use them for composting. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Sep. 2023 Luckily, Prince William knows exactly how to fix the perfect cuppa. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2024 The plush beds are decked out with vegan leather headboards and eucalyptus Tencel bedding—the hotel’s green bona fides in action—while Jasper Conran Wedgewood tea sets serve as both lovely decor and functional pieces for your afternoon cuppa. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 11 Sep. 2023 Jamie’s father is now sober, and shares a cuppa with his boy. Stephen Rodrick, Variety, 31 May 2023 Anyone who has had a cuppa coffee here in the Hell-Hole coulda called this one. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2023

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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 24 Jun. 2024.

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