wax museum


: a place where wax effigies (as of famous historical persons) are exhibited

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Have family and friends come over to mimic the wax museum presentation. Meghan Leahy, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Apr. 2023 The wax museum’s down there. Christie D'zurilla Los Angeles Times (tns), al, 9 Dec. 2022 The wax museum’s reopened. Mónica De La Torre, The New York Review of Books, 3 Aug. 2022 Turns out running a wax museum can help rack in the big bucks. Vulture, 11 Mar. 2023 Students turned into teachers at the living wax museum as part of Waukegan Community Unit School District 60′s Black History Month celebration. Steve Sadin, Chicago Tribune, 24 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wax museum was in 1933

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“Wax museum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20museum. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

wax museum

: a place where wax figures (as of famous persons) are exhibited
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