- an exhibition of or a museum for displaying wax figures, ornaments, etc.
Origin of waxworks
- a figure, ornament, or other object made of wax, or especially the life-size effigy of a person.
- the bittersweet, Celastrus scandens.
Origin of waxwork
Examples from the Web for waxworks
Historical Examples of waxworks
Sylvia and Woodville had simply forgotten all about the waxworks.The Twelfth Hour
Now, Waxworks, with all his faults, has quite a decent sense of humour.The Daughters of a Genius
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
In the autumn of last year I was taken to see some waxworks.The Legacy of Cain
There is also a curious look of waxworks about his over-washed hands.With Rimington
L. March Phillipps
"Begorra, it's in the waxworks he ought for to be," muttered Billy Doyle, grimly surveying him from head to foot.
- 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