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waxwork

[ waks-wurk ]
/ ˈwæksˌwɜrk /
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noun

a figure, ornament, or other object made of wax, or especially the life-size effigy of a person.
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Origin of waxwork

First recorded in 1690–1700; wax1 + work

OTHER WORDS FROM waxwork

waxworker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for waxwork

waxwork
/ (ˈwæksˌwɜːk) /

noun

an object reproduced in wax, esp as an ornament
a life-size lifelike figure, esp of a famous person, reproduced in wax
(plural; functioning as singular or plural) a museum or exhibition of wax figures or objects

Derived forms of waxwork

waxworker, noun
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