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cuppa joe

A cup of coffee (where "cuppa" is a colloquial contraction of "cup of"). Though the true origin is unknown, "joe" as a synonym for coffee is theorized to either be a shortening of "jamoke" (a combination of Java and Mocha, two major suppliers of coffee beans), or as a reference to it being the drink of the ordinary man (i.e., the "average joe"). Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I can't even function in the morning until I've had my first cuppa joe.
See also: cuppa, joe

cuppa

A cup of tea (when used without another kind of drink). Primarily heard in UK. How are you, Barney? Care for a cuppa?
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Neighbourhood Policing Officers and PCSOs have arranged a series of coffee mornings across the Westworth and Lockwood ward areas so residents can raise any concerns over a free cuppa.
People can simply ask for a donation for each cuppa at work, perhaps run a teddy bear's picnic or a garden party.
Tea makers PG Tips have joined forces with mobile phone company Orange to make the world's first kettle you send an SMS message to All you do is text the words "switch on" to the gadget a few minutes before you need a cuppa and the water should be ready by the time you get to the kitchen.
IRISH workers have admitted they can't function without a cuppa - while almost one in seven would stick on the kettle to bag a promotion.
PC Roxy Bird and CSO Adele Penman from the Alnwick Neighbourhood Policing Team and Crime Prevention Advisors Sandra Killeen and Del Graham were on hand at the event to discuss issues with local people over a cuppa.
Teessiders were invited into the tearoom in a white van - and found themselves enjoying a cuppa in the spitting image of every nan's front parlour recreated by the documentary.
I AM sure many of you really love a good cup of coffee - you may even be enjoying one now as you read this - and if you are like me, you will also enjoy having a chat with friends over a cuppa too.
A TEA-LOVER is to pay more than a tenner for a cuppa - after buying it on eBay.
PEOPLE in Nuneaton and Bedworth are being ask to sit down for a cuppa - to raise money for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
We Irish are renowned for our teadrinking abilities, convinced that a good old cuppa solves all problems from stress to stomach aches.