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teas·er

 (tē′zər)
n.
1.
a. One that teases, as a device for teasing wool.
b. One who engages in teasing; a tease.
2. A puzzling problem.
3. An advertisement that attracts customers by offering something extra or free.
4. Slang An attention-getting vignette or highlight, as one presented before the start of a television show.

teaser

(ˈtiːzə)
n
1. a person who teases
2. (Marketing) 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. (Veterinary Science) vet science a vasectomized male animal, such as an ox, used to detect oestrus in females

teas•er

(ˈti zər)

n.
1. a person or thing that teases.
2. 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. an advertisement that lures customers or clients by offering a bonus, gift, or the like.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teaser - a worker who teases wool
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.teaser - someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)teaser - someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
3.teaser - an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest
ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing - a public promotion of some product or service
4.teaser - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solutionteaser - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
problem - a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
sudoku - a number puzzle in which the numbers 1 through 9 must be placed into a grid of cells so that each row or column contains only one of each number
acrostic, word square - a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
5.teaser - an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show
opening - the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
6.teaser - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wingsteaser - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
7.teaser - a device for teasing wool; "a teaser is used to disentangle the fibers"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
Translations
شَخْص مُضايِقمُشْكِلَه، مُعْضِلَه
hlavolamposměváček
drillepindhovedbrudspøgefugl
fogas kérdés
ráîgátastríînispúki
bulmacatakılgan kimsezor soru

teaser

[ˈtiːzəʳ] N
1. (= person) = tease A
2. (= problem) → rompecabezas m inv

teaser

n
(= difficult question)harte Nuss (inf); (= riddle)Denksportaufgabe f
(= person)Schelm m, → Schäker(in) m(f) (inf); don’t be such a teaser, tell meneck mich nicht so, sags schon; he’s a real teaserihm sitzt der Schalk im Nacken (hum); she’s/he’s just a teaser (sexually) → sie/er geilt einen nur auf (inf)

teaser

[ˈtiːzəʳ] n (fam) (problem) → rompicapo

tease

(tiːz) verb
1. to annoy or irritate on purpose. He's teasing the cat.
2. to annoy or laugh at (a person) playfully. His school-friends tease him about his size.
noun
a person who enjoys teasing others. He's a tease!
ˈteaser noun
1. a puzzle or difficult problem. This question is rather a teaser.
2. a person who teases.
ˈteasingly adverb
in a teasing manner.
References in periodicals archive ?
Had 1 taken a 160-class deer on the fourth day I'd have been thankful I didn't shoot the teaser buck on the first day.