Definition of cuppa in English:



  • A cup of tea.

    ‘a good strong cuppa’
    • ‘Laboratory tests found that drinking regular cuppas inhibits the activity of certain enzymes in the brain.’
    • ‘We'll also take a close look at the relaxing cuppa.’
    • ‘Worse, there's no café in the store, so you can't even enjoy a cuppa while you're working - not that there's anywhere to put one, in any case.’
    • ‘On Wednesday at 10 am, after only three cuppas, the verdict came.’
    • ‘This was a scrappy affair that came to life after the half - time cuppas.’
    • ‘When full, the 2ft 5in-high piece can serve 1,024 cuppas - enough to provide half-time sustenance for 93 football teams.’
    • ‘When the last load was complete, we made cuppas for everyone using my mum's thoughtfully provided Emergency Tea-Making And Chocolate Biscuit Kit.’
    • ‘They spend all day making each other cuppas and I always wondered how they all knew what everyone liked.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They looked dispirited as they trudged off for half-time cuppas but they had a rejuvenated look on the restart and took just seven minutes to draw level.’
    • ‘Steaming hot cuppas, delicate sambo's and tasty treat are all on offer from 10 am to 9pm, for a small donation.’
    • ‘We need something besides religion and politics to debate over our beers, lattes, cuppas or sports waters.’
    • ‘"I don't drink that much water and I boil the rest for my cuppas, " she said.’
    • ‘Besides enjoying a relaxing cuppa while you wait for the kids (much better than sitting in a hot car) why not wander about the nursery or sit on the patio and enjoy the balmy days to come?’
    • ‘He turned down a star birthday bash to spend his big day serving cuppas at Manchester's Christie Hospital.’
    • ‘Later on, they go over to Harold's place, where funereal choir music is playing as everyone marches in, white-faced, for cuppas.’
    • ‘But it does for those cuppas you make just for a distraction.’
    • ‘After serving thousands of cuppas during a 27 year career as an assistant in a cafe she has hung up her apron.’
    • ‘Enough, we've all had enough of this nonsense and it's time for a strong cuppa.’
    • ‘But then, the Tea Council represents the trade and 93 per cent of British cuppas nowadays come from bags.’


  • Cup of.

    ‘let's have another cuppa coffee’
    • ‘Canadian ladies, if he knocks on your door, why not invite him in for a cuppa tea?’
    • ‘This means that half way round you can get a smashing cuppa tea and a feast.’
    • ‘Although the postman changed every few years the custom carried on - until one of them was spotted lingering over his cuppa for 10 minutes last Wednesday.’
    • ‘This one is the headline which made me smile while having my cuppa tea this morning.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is 6am, I am having some Vegemite on toast and a cuppa coffee for brekky and then I am outta here for the day.’
    • ‘Goodness, I think I need to sit down with a cuppa coffee after all that!’
    • ‘I am having my cuppa tea and browsing and came across this article.’
    • ‘Nothing washes down a scone - I mean cookie - better than a nice cuppa tea.’
    • ‘Then they have a cuppa chamomile tea and go to sleep.’
    • ‘Anyway, even if this isn't your cuppa tea I'm sure you can appreciate the 70% off sale.’
    • ‘I eventually made it into the kitchen to make my usual cuppa tea and had Daddy wish me Happy Birthday.’
    • ‘After going around stalls and driving the new model, if you feel like having a cuppa tea or coffee, there's a cafeteria too.’
    • ‘Why not tell your friends or, better still bring them along for a chat, a cuppa tea or maybe a game of bingo.’
    • ‘I put the kettle on and made us a cuppa tea while I worked out what to do.’
    • ‘After mass all repaired to the Community Centre for a cuppa tea, a chat and a piece of the cake.’
    • ‘They work very hard on the day to make sure all their guests enjoy a good cuppa tea, a cake and a chat.’
    • ‘A young nurse put me to bed and said: ‘Would you like a nice cuppa tea, dear?’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Not too long ago, while having my cuppa tea and reading thru some of your blog comments, the voice of one of my neighbours diverted my attention.’
    beverage, drinkable liquid, potable liquid, liquid refreshment, thirst quencher
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1920s: alteration.