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  1. a person or thing that attracts the attention.
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Origin of eye-catcher

First recorded in 1920–25
Related formseye-catch·ing, adjective
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Related Words for eye-catching

beautiful, spectacular, striking, stunning, gorgeous, conspicuous, attractive, manifest, obvious, showy

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Contemporary Examples of eye-catching

Historical Examples of eye-catching

  • Many of them were coloured men, as ever, dressed in eye-catching smartness.

    The Bonadventure

    Edmund Blunden

  • They poured more funds into eye-catching exhibits at “trade fairs” from Copenhagen to Bangkok.

    East-West Trade Trends

    Harold E. Stassen

British Dictionary definitions for eye-catching


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


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

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