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cuppa

A cup of tea (when used without another kind of drink). A colloquial contraction of "cup of." Primarily heard in UK. How are you, Barney? Care for a cuppa?

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
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