Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A cup of tea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cup of tea.
  • n. Eye dialect spelling of cup of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cup of tea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cup; specifically, ecclesiastical, the bowl or cup of a chalice or of a ciborium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cup of tea

Etymologies

Short for cuppa tea, alteration of cup of tea.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ellipsis with elision of cup of tea. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • During practice, it got away from Miles and smashed into a tree, an obstacle so rare at Sebring that the team modified his nickname "Teddy Teabagger" - based on his fondness for his afternoon "cuppa" - to "Teddy Treebagger."

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  • For matriarch Sarah Kahn a glorious performance by Samantha Spiro, a cuppa is a panacea.

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  • VAN MARSH: In a country famous for its high tea, there's new speculation that the British tradition of a cuppa was the clandestine cover to kill a former Russian spy in London.

    CNN Transcript Jan 27, 2007

  • ALFONZO VAN MARSH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Reporter: in a country famous for its high tea, there is new speculation that the British tradition of a cuppa was the clandestine cover to kill a former Russian spy in London.

    CNN Transcript Jan 27, 2007

  • But when did we all start making that delicious black liquid brown? free download) 1922 volume "All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers, it was a Dutch ambassador in 1660 who first had the bright idea to mix nature's liquid candy with the life-giving elixir we know as a cuppa joe.

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  • Hayley's mother told Wales on Sunday that having the Hoff round for a cuppa was a "surreal" experience.

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  • But the main event wasn't just about having a "cuppa" together.

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  • I always love looking at your posts in the morning with my "cuppa" and oogling your lovely photographs.

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  • Not that there's any such thing as a simple 'cuppa' nowadays.

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  • Famous for their love of a good "cuppa", the British introduced the beverage to Canada when they began its colonization.

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