drawing card


: one that attracts attention or patronage

Examples of drawing card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the process, Reigns has become pro wrestling’s biggest drawing card and most compelling character in over a decade. Todd Martin, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2023 And yes, Ragle uses the Arizona climate as a drawing card. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 4 Feb. 2023 Young players on the rise deserve those opportunities, too, but Venus, even with a quadruple-digit ranking, remains an undeniable drawing card and a touchstone whose many fans, particularly those with siblings, can connect with her story. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 31 Aug. 2022 DeGeneres is a brilliant comedian, but that was not her central drawing card toward the end of her career, a problem no publicist could fix. Jason Zinoman, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2022 The Angels never played their drawing card on a weekend until September. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2022 Bringing out a legend like Ricardo Liborio was a great drawing card for the fundraiser. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 11 Nov. 2021 The drawing card for the three would be a new chapter prize named for the three stars who roamed center field during the golden era of baseball in NYC. Pete Wevurski, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 May 2021 The region's major drawing card is its North Woods aesthetic. Star Tribune, 12 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drawing card was in 1855

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“Drawing card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing%20card. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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