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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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CUP THAT CHEERS: Sam Millward has waved goodbye to serving cuppas after signing up for an e2e course at Redcar and Cleveland College.
That's 900 cuppas - or 3.83 per working day, made for them by customers, according to Direct Line's 24-hour Home Response service.
The UK Tea Council says we drink 165 million cuppas a day.
The average tradesman gets through 3.83 cuppas during an eight-hour shift, according to research.
A spokesman said: "By collecting donations at parties or by charging for cuppas or even by holding a raffle or tombola, people will be raising valuable funds for Mencap's work with children and adults who have learning disabilities."