drawing card

noun

Definition of drawing card

: one that attracts attention or patronage

Examples of drawing card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The members of the family and their spouses sitting across from their new sister-in-law were lucky enough to draw cards like chess, or the card game Old Maid — and there was absolutely nothing sinister about it. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "Everything You Need To Know About The Crazy, Bloody Game In Ready Or Not," 24 Aug. 2019 But there’s no dice rolling in The 7th Continent (so passé in our modern board game world); each check is instead performed by drawing cards from your action deck. Aaron Zimmerman, Ars Technica, "The 7th Continent review: A board game unlike anything you’ve ever played," 7 Oct. 2017 Part of the master plan will have to take into consideration existing facilities in the business park and those located nearby in the Avondale to Westwego corridor that could act as drawing cards for new businesses and developments. Littice Bacon-blood, NOLA.com, "Who will develop Jefferson Parish's 'last frontier' of green space?," 24 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'drawing card.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of drawing card

1886, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about drawing card

Time Traveler for drawing card

Time Traveler

The first known use of drawing card was in 1886

See more words from the same year

Statistics for drawing card

Cite this Entry

“Drawing card.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing%20card. Accessed 16 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on drawing card

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with drawing card

Comments on drawing card

What made you want to look up drawing card? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a smooth flowing sound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!