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Origin of museum piece
Words nearby museum piece
British Dictionary definitions for museum piece
Idioms and Phrases with museum piece
An elderly or old-fashioned item or person, as in When are you going to sell that museum piece of a car? or Aunt Jane comes from another era—she's a real museum piece. This expression originated about 1900 for an article valuable enough for museum display but began to be used disparagingly from about 1915.