When someone that you are IMing with types out a message but then never hits enter to send it, prompting the status message "friend has started typing" or "friend has entered text" for a while. A type tease then deletes the partially or wholly written message, making the "friend has started typing" status go away, so you know that they were going to send something but did not.
I was chatting with Melissa last night, and she always types stuff out, but then deletes it. She's such a type tease!
by ahonnecke March 28, 2011