Meaning of drawcard in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdrɔːkɑːd/


  • A quality or feature that evokes interest or liking; an attraction.

    • ‘most described natural beauty as the country's main drawcard’
    • ‘Introduced last year, the annual event explores local talent as well as featuring international comedians as drawcards.’
    • ‘The insides of the Basilica and Rosary are stunning, while the grotto, with a statue of the Virgin Mary in creamy white and baby blue and nestled in the cave, is the main drawcard.’
    • ‘This extensive network is of course a strong drawcard to attract sponsors.’
    • ‘She said one of the main drawcards to Thailand from Australia was that it was not considered a long-haul destination.’
    • ‘The main drawcard about this mouse though is the optical sensor device.’
    • ‘The main drawcard of this Super Flower unit is the immense fan in the bottom of it.’
    • ‘It's no wonder that the Zoo is the second-biggest drawcard in the city, after Navy Pier.’
    • ‘Nor could they have imagined back then that the very dramatic remoteness that had attracted them to Haggerstone Island would later prove to be its biggest drawcard.’
    • ‘As well as the high quality food and drink, the excellent entertainment on offer is a big drawcard.’
    • ‘There were great hopes of making Turffontein into a wealthy suburb, with the two attractive parks as a drawcard, but the dust from the rapidly growing mine dumps put an end to those plans.’
    • ‘The complex will feature arts and crafts - manufactured locally - as a drawcard for tourists.’
    • ‘But despite becoming one of the sport's biggest drawcards virtually overnight, the teenager will not be allowed to compete at the world's greatest sporting extravaganza.’
    • ‘The conference was told that the Government planned to emphasise culture and eco-tourism as drawcards for the industry in the coming year.’
    • ‘It provides nothing for young children who can't swim, or leisure water, which is one of the largest drawcards for young people.’
    • ‘One of the big drawcards for Thursdays at the Civic is the fact it's completely free, so everyone can afford to get down there for a dance and a bit of fun.’
    • ‘A wild west slippery slide, merry-go-round, trail bikes and furry Easter Bunny all coloured the fair, but a helicopter joyride was the biggest drawcard for three-year-old Georgia Campbell.’
    • ‘Well I think it's a great drawcard, and I think that's why insurance companies, who generally know their business, include them, because they know what people want.’
    • ‘This plan allows people to see how the river can be used as a drawcard so that people want to come to the CBD.’
    • ‘Big-name international artists and big-name New Zealand artists are the drawcard of the ambitious second Auckland triennial show, dotted around several galleries in town.’
    • ‘He was a big drawcard last year and his appearance again will add some real interest at the top end.’