wax·​work | \ ˈwaks-ˌwərk How to pronounce waxwork (audio) \

Definition of waxwork

1 : an effigy in wax usually of a person
2 waxworks\ ˈwaks-​ˌwərks How to pronounce waxwork (audio) \ plural in form but singular or plural in construction : wax museum

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Recent Examples on the Web Prior to their removal from the royal set, the two waxwork figures had stood alongside Queen Elizabeth II, the late Prince Philip, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. CNN, 14 May 2021 The rainbows and steelhead can be caught on tiny jigs tipped with a waxwork or a couple of maggots, and a small ball of Berkley PowerBait molded on a small hook. cleveland, 11 Feb. 2021 The waxworks were unveiled in May 2018, ahead of the couple’s lavish wedding in Windsor, England. Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2020 Inside is a waxwork model of Menelik sitting on his original throne; some visitors prostrate themselves in deference. The Economist, 7 Nov. 2019 Ariana's waxwork isn't the first wax figure to be met with multiple confused emojis by fans. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 May 2019 The British singer took the opportunity to turn her 15-minutes of waxwork fame at the museum in Amsterdam yesterday into a social media fashion challenge. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2019 The bizarre waxworks have our favorite royals deep into holiday celebrations and cradling Meghan's baby bump. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, 11 Dec. 2018 On Twitter, photos of the waxwork's outing were quickly uploaded and shared. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of waxwork

1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Waxwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waxwork. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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