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something suitable for keeping and exhibiting in a museum.
something very old-fashioned or decrepit:
That car he drives is a museum piece.
an object of sufficient age or interest to be kept in a museum
(informal) a person or thing regarded as antiquated or decrepit

noun phrase

Something old-fashioned: His hat’s a museum piece (1950s+)
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.


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