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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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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.
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It also emerged almost half of us feel under pressure when making a tea round as we're afraid we'll make a disappointing cuppa.
Prison inspectors rapped bosses at Cookham Wood youth jail in Rochester, Kent, for punishing poor behaviour by stopping convicts making a cuppa
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THE Penny Farthing Cafe & Wine Bar in Cowbridge will be supporting Dementia UK's Make Time for a Cuppa campaign to help raise money to support families facing dementia.
A CARE agency are inviting people to join them for tea and chat as part of Dementia UK's Make Time for a Cuppa week.
FAMILIES in Blyth have been invited to have a "Cuppa with a Copper" in order to discuss any concerns they have.
The week begins on Monday August 11-17, and hotels and The week begins on Monday August 11-17, and hotels and restaurants across the UK are offering 25% discounts to help everyone enjoy a well-earned cuppa. Go to www.afternoontea.co.uk for details.
PEOPLE visiting patients at Russell Hall Hospital are being given a cuppa this week to help highlight the work of the hundreds of hidden carers, during National Carers Week.