theic (plural theics)

  1. One who drinks excessive amounts of tea.
    • 1958, Baditha Srinivasa Rao, Surveys of Indian industries, volume 2, page 111:
      The price at which the average consumer will react adversely is not yet known, and it would be folly to judge by the conduct of the British theics.
    • 1977, Hal Porter, Bairnsdale: Portrait of an Australian Country Town, page 173:
      Wine and spirits topped the drink list, with tea a close second. Bairnsdale's contribution — as wine-bibbers, whisky-tipplers, or theics — to these enlightening statistics is not known.