to-draw

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Partly from Middle English todrawen (to draw toward, allure), equivalent to to +‎ draw, and partly from Middle English todrawen (to draw away, distract, tear apart), equivalent to to- +‎ draw. More at todraw.

Noun[edit]

to-draw (plural to-draws)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A resort; refuge; a place of shelter; that which stands one in stead.
  2. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A newsmonger's house; a place or person resorted to by idlers; a hangout.