Find the word definition

Crossword clues for teaser

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
brain teaser
teaser ad
▪ Add Bolo 2 to your collection of brain teasers and give your brain a good work out.
▪ How New Ways With Eyeshadow turn a housewife to a teaser.
▪ I rarely find much satisfaction in debating harder abstractions or metaphysical teasers with him.
▪ Why bother with the blond teasers?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Teaser \Teas"er\, n.

  1. One who teases or vexes.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) A jager gull. [Prov. Eng.]

  3. (Elec.) A shunt winding on field magnets for maintaining their magnetism when the main circuit is open.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"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."


n. 1 One who teases or pokes fun. 2 A person or thing that teases (textile treatment). 3 A short film or quote meant to draw an audience to a film or show. 4 (context UK dialect English) A kind of gull, the jaeger. 5 (cx electrical English) A shunt winding on field magnets for maintaining their magnetism when the main circuit is open.

  1. n. a worker who teases wool

  2. someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity) [syn: tease, annoyer, vexer]

  3. an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest

  4. a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler" [syn: puzzle, puzzler, mystifier]

  5. an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show

  6. a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings [syn: tormenter, tormentor]

  7. a device for teasing wool; "a teaser is used to disentangle the fibers"

Teaser (gambling)

A teaser (or a "two-team teaser") is a type of gambling bet that allows the bettor to combine his bets on two different games. The bettor can adjust the point spreads for the two games, but realizes a lower return on the bets in the event of a win.

A teaser is a type of wager used in sports betting, most commonly in basketball and football. This wager is a multi-team wager, allowing the bettor to choose a minimum of two teams up to, in some cases, 15 teams. The bettor will get points on his favor to add or subtract to the teams chosen to improve the point spread chosen.

There are two types of teasers known. The first kind, known as a "Super Teaser", "Special Teaser", "Big Teaser", or "Monster Teaser", allows the bettor to choose three, four and in some cases five teams, and gives a larger number of points to add or subtract to the spread of the selections chosen. In return, the bettor will receive less money than the one risked in the bet.

The second type of teaser, known as a "Vegas Teaser", or simply a "Teaser", is more of a combination between a parlay and the first teaser explained. In this case, the bettor will receive fewer points to adjust the spread of the selections chosen, but the more teams chosen in the wager (from two to 15 in some cases), the higher the payout will be.

Teaser (Tommy Bolin album)

Teaser is the 1975 debut album from American guitarist Tommy Bolin.



  • One who teases
  • Cold open, a segment at the beginning of a television program or film before the opening credits
  • Teaser trailer, a short theatrical trailer
Teaser (Angela Bofill album)

Teaser is the fifth album by Angela Bofill, released by Arista Records in 1983. The album cover was credited to Mick Rock.

Teaser (George Benson song)

"Teaser" is a single by American R&B singer George Benson, which entered the UK Singles Chart on 14 February 1987. It reached a peak position of number 45, and remained on the chart for 4 weeks.

Usage examples of "teaser".

Bill down the narrow aisle toward one of three enclosed editing booths, normally used for assembling special projects, teasers, promos, and commercial spots.

This fineboned, exquisitely polite, utterly civilized and hyperintelligent couple seem to have emerged from some cleaner and finer parallel universe, where humanity exists to do the Brain Teasers column in Scientific American.

In the distance, Chainer heard his match being announced, the usual build-up of the fighters and the standard teasers about blood and danger to whip up the crowd.

She would never repeat the mistake of being underappreciative with Teaser.

Cold winter melon soup, gosling salad with raspberry vinegar, a nice sweetbread and truffles teaser, pike and crayfish quenelles, blackened chicken with ze leetle tiny pink peppercorns, the always chi-chi pasta pesto, of course, and to top it off, lightly baked goat cheese and a daring cucumber-pineapple sorbet.

Then, I submitted the news segment at a rock bottom price as a teaser.

If they had wanted to leave an upsetting teaser in the safe-deposit box, they would have left a photo of the warehouse that he had robbed in New Jersey.