noun, verb (used with object), tea·zled, tea·zling.
or tea·zel, tea·zle
verb (used with object), tea·seled, tea·sel·ing or (especially British) tea·selled, tea·sel·ling.
Origin of teasel
Examples from the Web for teazle
The fact was, Dobbs was a greater blockhead than Teazle, if that were possible.
Raise the surface of each piece lightly with a Teazle brush until a fluffy effect is obtained.Needlework Economies|Various
Our good neighbour, Teazle, hath handled the subject of the proposed expedition in very able style.William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
Teazle possessed a very little learning, a very great deal of impudence, and a never-ending flow of language.
Will called Teazle away, while he and Almy tried very hard not to laugh.
teazel or teazle
- the prickly dried flower head of the fuller's teasel, used for teasing
- any manufactured implement used for the same purpose
verb -sels, -selling or -selled or US -sels, -seling or -seled
Word Origin for teasel
Old English tæsel "large thistle used in teasing cloth," from Proto-Germanic *taisilo (cf. Old High German zeisala), from root of Old English tæsan "to pluck" (see tease (v.)).