Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


n. Chiefly British
A cup of tea.

[Short for cuppa tea, alteration of cup of tea.]


(ˈkʌpə) or


informal Brit a cup of tea


(ˈkʌp ə)

n., pl. -pas. Brit. Informal.
a cup of tea.
[1920–25; reduced form of cup of (tea)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuppa - a cup of tea
tea - a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; "iced tea is a cooling drink"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom


[ˈkʌpə] N (Brit) → taza f de té


[ˈkʌpə] n (British)tasse f de thécup tie n (British) (FOOTBALL)match m de coupe


n (Brit inf) → Tasse Tee f, → Tässchen Tee nt (inf)


[ˈkʌpə] n (Brit) (fam) → tazza di tè
References in periodicals archive ?
Around 1,000 organisations are being invited for a bacon butty and a cuppa at Stratford College's IT Place, in Shrieves Walk, next Thursday morning.
59 for a 3p Tetley's tea and Starbucks where a cuppa sets you back pounds 1.
CUP THAT CHEERS: Sam Millward has waved goodbye to serving cuppas after signing up for an e2e course at Redcar and Cleveland College.
The worst country for a cuppa abroad is France, quickly followed by Spain, America, Greece and Turkey.
People are invited to have a musical cuppa at the Church of the Risen Christ, in Wyken Croft, Wyken, Coventry.
A study last year said three cuppas a day cut the risk of breast cancer by 37%.
The cuppa is fighting a real battle against coffee as a hot drink and competition from tea alternatives.
DN9217_1 CUPPA CHEER: Mary Rose, from the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, receives the cheque from residents and staff at Eddie Miller Court.
The best thing that can be done here is for all sides to sit down over a quick cuppa and sort this out.
Their cuppas were placed 10th in the UK, leaving The Ritz trailing in their wake at 13, with Cafe Mozart at 17 and Fortnum and Mason well behind at 20.
ONE FOR THE POT: Junior leader Dean Morris (left) and leader Rose Piercey pour a cuppa for Bradby Club's coffee morning.
Parents sat by and relaxed with a cuppa with their toddlers while enjoying the fun.