UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtiːzə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(tēzər)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
teas•er  (tēzər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that teases.
  2. Show Business[Theat.]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, Journalismkicker (def. 9).
  4. an advertisement that lures customers or clients by offering a bonus, gift, or the like.
  5. Radio and Television, Show Business, Slang Terms[Television Slang.]tease (def. 5).
  • 1350–1400; Middle English teser machine for teasing wool; see tease, -er1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
teaser /ˈtiːzə/ n
  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
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