Definition of teaser
1 : one that teases
2 : an advertising or promotional device intended to arouse interest or curiosity especially in something to follow
Examples of teaser in a Sentence
A teaser for the sequel appeared at the end of the movie.
credit cards offering teaser rates to get people to sign up
Recent Examples of teaser from the Web
In addition to the creepy teaser, Netflix also dropped an equally-creepy new poster for Season 2, complete with the release date of course: One of the biggest tidbits Netflix has shared about Season 2 is the names of the nine episodes.
TRAILER OF THE DAY VF.com’s Hillary Busis e-mails: There isn’t much plot in the first teaser for The Deuce, HBO’s upcoming period series about how the porn industry took New York by storm—
This latest teaser trailer gives a little bit of information, showing mob tension, the community standards (or lack thereof) in New York, and Gyllenhaal's life on the street.
After all, embedded in the teaser is a new brand extension: The cat collars will be for sale.
The black-and-white teaser images, shot by Steven Meisel, feature models Saffron Vadher, Meghan Roche, Elias Bouremah, and Kolton Bowen all clutching a pet feline.
This week saw the premiere of a slick teaser commercial, posted above, and the X-Class website.
A teaser posted Monday shows Bateman standing over a bloody body in the Loop and Linney scrubbing blood off the floor.
Watch the Season 3 teaser trailer for the umpteenth time below.
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First Known Use of teaser
Financial Definition of TEASER
What It Is
A teaser is a document that advertises the potential future sale of a security.
How It Works
The teaser's job is to create demand for a security. Because it is not a prospectus, it does not usually have all the details about the offering; rather, it highlights the most positive aspects of the offering and entices readers to subscribe to the offering later.
To get an idea of the role of the teaser, let’s assume Company XYZ is pursuing an IPO. Before launching the IPO, Company XYZ must see if big institutional investors (or anybody else) want to buy the stock. They create a teaser document, which the investment bank provides to interested parties. Unlike a prospectus, which contains exhaustive detail about the offering, the prospectus is more of an advertising and promotional vehicle.
When the final prospectus is released, the investment bank can take orders from those clients who indicated an interest back when they saw the teaser.
Why It Matters
The role of the teaser is to make investors aware of the investment rather than the risks of the investment. At that stage, investors would essentially consider the investment "sight unseen." Only after the company issues a prospectus is it protected from claims that it did not fully disclose enough information about itself or the securities in question.
TEASER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of teaser for English Language Learners
: a person who teases other people
: something that is done, offered, or shown to make people want something or want to see something that will be offered or shown at a later time
: a difficult problem or puzzle
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