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eye-catcher

[ahy-kach-er] /ˈaɪˌkætʃ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that attracts the attention.
Origin of eye-catcher
1920-1925
1920-25
Related forms
eye-catching, adjective
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  • They poured more funds into eye-catching exhibits at “trade fairs” from Copenhagen to Bangkok.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • Many of them were coloured men, as ever, dressed in eye-catching smartness.

    The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden
British Dictionary definitions for eye-catching

eye-catching

adjective
1.
tending to attract attention; striking
Derived Forms
eye-catcher, noun
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Word Origin and History for eye-catching
adj.

1933; earlier was noun eye-catcher (1923); see eye + catch.

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