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n. Chiefly British
A cup of tea.

[Short for cuppa tea, alteration of cup of tea.]
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(ˈkʌpə) or


informal Brit a cup of tea
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(ˈkʌp ə)

n., pl. -pas. Brit. Informal.
a cup of tea.
[1920–25; reduced form of cup of (tea)]
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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
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[ˈkʌpə] N (Brit) → taza f de té
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[ˈkʌpə] n (British)tasse f de thécup tie n (British) (FOOTBALL)match m de coupe
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n (Brit inf) → Tasse Tee f, → Tässchen Tee nt (inf)
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[ˈkʌpə] n (Brit) (fam) → tazza di tè
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Cuppa for Kirkwood is a really simple way of raising vital funds to support people near you affected by a life-limiting illness, wherever you live in Kirklees.
Corporate community fundraiser at the Hospice, Sheryl Al Omran, said: "We are really excited about Care for a Cuppa after the success of last year.
"I'm delighted to raise a cuppa today to celebrate the launch of the NHS Big Tea, which is the perfect opportunity for everyone who loves our NHS to come together and say thank you.'' Dr Ranj added: "By hosting a tea party, you can raise money for NHS charities and show your support for their incredible work."
In fact, research commissioned by SSAFA shows that 80 per cent of people in Birmingham agreed that a cup of tea is a British coping mechanism and 53 per cent have offered a cuppa to cheer someone up.
In fact, research commissioned by SSAFA shows that 83% of people in Liverpool agreed that a cup of tea is a British coping mechanism and 62% have offered a cuppa to cheer someone up.
Opening day will see all donations going TOWARDSTIME for a Cuppa, an annual Dementia UK event raising funds for Admiral Nurses to help families facing dementia.
Hannah Leckie, Marie Curie community fundraiser in Cardiff and the Vale, said: "We had a fantastic time sharing a cuppa and cake with everyone and hope we've inspired lots of people to hold their own Blooming Great Tea Party later in the month.
Major Peake will need a decent cuppa: "I am expected to take part in 25 medical experiments that will continue for up to a year post-flight."
We'll also say thank you with a cuppa and biscuit when your hour is up!
3 A REGULAR cuppa can also promote healthier teeth, gums and stronger bones.
The tea was part of the Time for a Cuppa campaign to raise money for Dementia UK.