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brainteaser

[ breyn-tee-zer ]
/ ˈbreɪnˌti zər /
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noun

a puzzle or problem whose solution requires great ingenuity.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of brainteaser

First recorded in 1920–25; brain + tease + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for brainteaser

brain-teaser

brain-twister


noun

informal a difficult problem
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