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gravedigger

[greyv-dig-er] /ˈgreɪvˌdɪg ər/
noun
1.
a person whose occupation is digging graves.
Origin of gravedigger
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; grave1 + digger
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n.

also grave-digger, 1590s, from grave (n.) + agent noun from dig (v.).

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