wax museum

noun

Definition of 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 Today those water parks line the streets and are mixed in with amusement parks, go-cart tracks, miniature golf operations, candy stores and wax museums. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Despite losing out on spring break vacationers, Wisconsin Dells businesses remain optimistic about summer," 22 May 2020 Sarah McGinnity, a mom in Overland Park, Kansas, won't get to see her son dress up like Babe Ruth for his third-grade wax museum project, in which parents watch students deliver speeches dressed as historical figures. NBC News, "'There have been a lot of tears': Coronavirus threatens to shut schools until the fall," 16 Mar. 2020 Newhart told Stiller, who introduced him as part of a wax museum comedy hall of fame that included Lucille Ball and George Burns. Washington Post, "‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys, Billy Porter makes history," 23 Sep. 2019 Newhart told Stiller, who introduced him as part of a wax museum comedy hall of fame that included Lucille Ball and George Burns. Washington Post, "‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys, Billy Porter makes history," 23 Sep. 2019 Newhart told Stiller, who introduced him as part of a wax museum comedy hall of fame that included Lucille Ball and George Burns. Washington Post, "‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys, Billy Porter makes history," 23 Sep. 2019 The company that operates Legoland resorts and Madame Tussauds wax museum has agreed to a 4.8 billion pound ($6.1 billion) joint bid from Blackstone Group LP, the family behind the Lego empire, and Canadian pension fund CPPIB. Washington Post, "Madame Tussauds Displays the Appeal of Private Ownership," 28 June 2019 Newhart told Stiller, who introduced him as part of a wax museum comedy hall of fame that included Lucille Ball and George Burns. Washington Post, "‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys, Billy Porter makes history," 23 Sep. 2019 Newhart told Stiller, who introduced him as part of a wax museum comedy hall of fame that included Lucille Ball and George Burns. Lynn Elber, The Know, "Emmys 2019: Billy Porter, Phoebe Waller-Bridge reap honors," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of wax museum

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Wax museum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20museum. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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wax museum

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wax museum

: a museum that has wax statues of famous people

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