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cuppa Syllabification: cup·pa
Pronunciation: /ˈkəpə/
British informal

Definition of cuppa in English:


A cup of tea: a good strong cuppa
More example sentences
  • Their sales of cups of tea have rocketed by around 500 per cent with more than 450 cuppas being sold nationwide, compared to an average of 90 cups a week sold before the film's release.
  • When full, the 2ft 5in-high piece can serve 1,024 cuppas - enough to provide half-time sustenance for 93 football teams.
  • Later on, they go over to Harold's place, where funereal choir music is playing as everyone marches in, white-faced, for cuppas.


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Cup of: let’s have another cuppa coffee
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  • After going around stalls and driving the new model, if you feel like having a cuppa tea or coffee, there's a cafeteria too.
  • You know, that thing was so nice that I decided to forfeit my usual cuppa Earl Grey tea this morn and I had a second cup of ginger and mint tea with honey just now.
  • Today I just took an hour for lunch plus a cuppa tea in the afternoon and had done my six hours by 4.30, meaning I could have a little snooze before dinner and not feel too knackered this evening.


1920s: alteration.

Words that rhyme with cuppa

crupper, scupper, supper, upper
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