[too-soh, tuh-; French ty-soh]
  1. Marie Gros·holtz [grohs-hohlts] /ˈgroʊs hoʊlts/, Madame Tussaud, 1760–1850, Swiss wax modeler in France and England: wax museum founder.
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Historical Examples of tussaud

  • Tussaud's is vast and brilliant; the Muse Grvin is small and mysterious.

  • These then were Tussaud's "petite fées," and pretty ones too.


    E. R. Suffling

  • It should be approached with respect, and not merely introduced as a juvenile appendix to Madame (p. 103) Tussaud's!

  • Thus the congregation on Christmas morning is mostly a Tussaud collection of celebrities who have been born in the neighbourhood.

  • This frightful exhibition, which was of the nature of the Tussaud Museum or a masquerade, positively frightened Amedee.

British Dictionary definitions for tussaud


  1. Marie (mari). 1760–1850, Swiss modeller in wax, who founded a permanent exhibition in London of historical and contemporary figures
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