undertaker


undertaker

noun

  1. funeral director.
  2. a person who undertakes something.

noun

  1. a person whose profession is the preparation of the dead for burial or cremation and the management of funerals; funeral director

n.c.1400, “a contractor or projector of any sort,” agent noun from undertake (v.). The specialized sense (1690s) emerged from funeral-undertaker.

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