[ 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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How to use Tussaud in a sentence

  • Meanwhile the children came home in a cab from Madame Tussaud's, and dinner was announced.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • At a certain distance the effect is that of a cemetery, or picture to yourself Madame Tussaud's exhibition à la belle étoile.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
  • Thus the congregation on Christmas morning is mostly a Tussaud collection of celebrities who have been born in the neighbourhood.

    Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
  • On reaching home they were so tired it was decided to rest in the afternoon and visit Madame Tussaud's wax-works in the evening.

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

British Dictionary definitions for Tussaud


/ (French tyso) /

  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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