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teaser

[tee-zer] /ˈti zər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that teases.
2.
Theater. a drapery or flat piece across the top of the proscenium arch that masks the flies and that, together with the tormentors, forms a frame for the stage opening.
3.
Printing, Journalism, kicker (def 9).
4.
an advertisement that lures customers or clients by offering a bonus, gift, or the like.
5.
Television Slang. tease (def 5).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English teser machine for teasing wool; see tease, -er1
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Examples from the web for teaser
  • Wall understands that cunning is necessary, too, when dealing with an obsessive teaser and connoisseur of farce.
  • They were the kind of teaser questions that melodramas-and long, involved primate sagas-end with.
  • And tempting those of us who are convinced with teaser headlines doesn't help either.
  • The video above is a teaser for the show, which has been in the works since late last year.
  • The teaser is not a new addition to media, of course.
  • They had no skin in the game and will lose nothing if they can't afford the payments when the teaser period ends.
  • The teaser rate period on loans ends and borrowers have to start paying realistic rates.
  • Look at jobs that are advertised but consider them a teaser, a conduit to what is out there.
  • Now this teaser video, which was mostly people and flashlights.
British Dictionary definitions for teaser

teaser

/ˈtiːzə/
noun
1.
a person who teases
2.
a preliminary advertisement in a campaign that attracts attention by making people curious to know what product is being advertised
3.
a difficult question
4.
(vet science) a vasectomized male animal, such as an ox, used to detect oestrus in females
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Word Origin and History for teaser
n.

"short sample, introductory advertisement," 1934, agent noun from tease (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for teaser

teaser

noun
  1. A woman who invites or offers sexual activity but refuses to do the sex act; cock-teaser: Maybe Bella was right in calling his ''uptown lady'' a ''teaser'' (1895+)
  2. Anything offered as a sample and intended to increase appetite or desire: He showed them one chapter as a teaser (1934+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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