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.

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Book Now Dominique Ansel Bakery Looking for a little Instagram fodder with your cuppa? Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The 8 Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea," 3 Jan. 2019 Just mosey on down the block to Goldy’s Corner for a cuppa joe and an appetizing pastry and wait for a table. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "10 ways to get a real taste of Boise: New spots and beloved staples | Idaho Statesman," 21 May 2018 Enjoy a cuppa tea in the basement crypt, now a homey cafe. Brian Melton, star-telegram, "As London gears up for royal wedding, a look at three villages that helped define it | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Apr. 2018 No worries, just mosey on down the block to Goldy’s Corner for a cuppa joe and an appetizing pastry and wait for a table. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "In Boise for the NCAA tournament? Here are 8 places to eat and drink like a local | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018 Researchers at Peking University divided a group of 50 students in half, giving 25 a nice cuppa and the other half a glass of water before giving them a couple of cognitive tests. Matthew Diebel, USA TODAY, "A nice cup of tea makes you more creative, study finds," 7 Mar. 2018 Cleanup takes about a minute, and the durable pieces store neatly in a travel bag, making the AeroPress the perfect camping gadget to bring along for a cuppa. Rebecca Straus, Sunset, "10 Seriously Cool High-Tech Camping Gadgets," 22 Jan. 2018 Invite someone to coffee A steamy cuppa Joe (or tea) will force you to sit long enough to start to get to know another person — while still giving you an out at the bottom of those 12 ounces. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Stop arguing and start eating: 3 ways food can bridge a gap," 17 May 2017 Flash a school ID to get a free cuppa joe with any regular purchase at participating doughnut shops in June and July. Doreen Christensen,, "Free coffee for teachers at Krispy Kreme," 14 June 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of cuppa

British, informal : a cup of tea

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