Etymology
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teaser (n.)

"one who teases" (wool, flax, etc.), late 15c. (late 13c. as a surname), agent noun from tease (v.). From 1934 as "short sample, introductory advertisement."

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Definitions of teaser

teaser (n.)
a worker who teases wool;
teaser (n.)
someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity);
Synonyms: tease / annoyer / vexer
teaser (n.)
an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest;
teaser (n.)
a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution;
Synonyms: puzzle / puzzler / mystifier
teaser (n.)
an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show;
teaser (n.)
a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings;
Synonyms: tormenter / tormentor
teaser (n.)
a device for teasing wool;
a teaser is used to disentangle the fibers
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