wax museum


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

Examples of wax museum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remember that chestnut about a retro ’50s diner being a wax museum with a pulse? David Fear, Rolling Stone, 21 June 2024 Though it could be interpreted as just part of the series (Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney appear as Dracula and the Wolf Man, but not Boris Karloff), the kid-friendly high jinks and self-aware scenario — with Abbott and Costello as delivery guys at a wax museum — push it into the realm of parody. Jordan Hoffman, Vulture, 4 Mar. 2024 Clay’s sales director, Pat, asks whether the theater ought to have its family-variety-show impressionist, Matt, perform his pretty serviceable Michael Jackson, and tweak some of their signage to say see michael jackson at the wax museum and also here live on stage! Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 The history of Madame Tussauds goes back to 1835 London, when a wax museum was founded by French wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Katie Bain, Billboard, 27 Feb. 2024 However, the tide is starting to shift — while French President Emmanuel Macron refused to revoke his Legion of Honor, the Paris wax museum went ahead and removed his statue on Dec. 18. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 11 Jan. 2024 Depardieu’s likeness was removed from a Paris wax museum, in addition to France’s culture minister saying there would be disciplinary proceedings to potentially strip Depardieu of his Legion of Honor. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 22 Jan. 2024 After his associate burns down their wax museum for the insurance money, his business partner survives the fire and returns with a new wax museum — but something peculiar is up with the wax figures. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 18 July 2023 Then his family went to Hollywood and found that other wax museum. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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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 18 Jul. 2024.

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wax museum

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