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EtymologyEdit

draw +‎ card

NounEdit

drawcard (plural drawcards)

  1. (Britain) Something that attracts customers, visitors, spectators, etc. to a place or an event.
    • 1997, Robert Kavanagh, Making People′s Theatre[1], page 182:
      I remember once in the professional theatre in Addis Ababa a certain actor had become a popular drawcard.
    • 1998, The Bulletin, Issues 6138-6146, page 62,
      Falconry is another big drawcard at Hever and at other historical sites.
    • 1993, Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years[2], page 273:
      The drawcard was a two-act comic revue written for the occasion, “Quatsch” (German, “Nonsense”).
    • 2008, Anthony Ham, Miles Roddis, Kari Lundgren. Norway, Lonely Planet, page 19,
      A single trip might not seem particularly environmentally significant, but Norway′s environment remains one of its main drawcards and one that millions of travellers who visit Norway every year have a responsibility to protect.
    • 2009 January 28, Todd Woodbridge, “Australian tennis great says heat simply part of game”, in Herald Sun[3]:
      He was the defending champion, a proven drawcard and a player of the future.