EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Apparently an alteration of teaser, referring to it being lighter than formal punitive instruments.

NounEdit

teazer (plural teazers)

  1. sennet whip, an implement for informal corporal punishment, formerly used in the Royal Navy.

Etymology 2Edit

Corrupted from French tiser (to feed a fire).

NounEdit

teazer (plural teazers)

  1. The stoker or fireman of a furnace, as in glassworking.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tomlinson to this entry?)