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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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Almost two thirds said the perfect time to indulge in a cuppa is between 3pm and 4pm.
Thirteen local Councils are coming together, some for the fourth time, to implement the successful and award winning Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme, which has continued to develop and expand since its inception in 2010.
The scheme will see visiting drivers offered a free cuppa with the locals in a bid to encourage them to take rest breaks from driving long distances.
59 for a 3p Tetley's tea and Starbucks where a cuppa sets you back pounds 1.
A daily cuppa can lower the chances of women getting the disease by 10% while drinking three cups of black or green tea cut the rate by 13%, said the study in the Cancer Causes and Control journal.
When it comes to the work tea-round, over a third of people avoid letting certain people make them a cuppa because they make it so poorly.
Enjoying a cuppa will take on extra meaning when scores of people put the kettle on across Nuneaton and Bedworth to raise cash for Mencap.
The quest for our best cuppa officially ended yesterday after connoisseurs voted Glasgow's Willow Tea Rooms top of the pots.
165M THE number of cuppas we drink a day - that's 62 billion a year
A touring My Cup of Tea exhibition featuring arty snaps of celebrities with their cuppas shows champagne is old hat among the beautiful people.
By 6am, she was serving breakfasts and cuppas to factory workers.
Our neighbours slid into second place when it was revealed we drink almost twice as many cuppas.
But only one in 100 tradesmen said young men were likely to offer them a cuppa.
RULES Orwell Mark Stewart, 35 (milk, no sugar) "I prefer coffee but this is a tasty cuppa.
EMBARRASSED tea lady Sherry Ellis yesterday received a bunch of roses from Prime Minister Tony Blair - after she overcharged him for a cuppa.