[uhn-der-tey-ker for 1; uhn-der-tey-ker for 2]
Origin of undertaker
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Examples from the Web for undertaker
And the undertaker's bill was seven dollars and forty-five cents.
The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.The Devil's Dictionary
Here she looked sideways at the undertaker, and came to a stop.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Every undertaker refused to take him, because they could not match him.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
Near the stove at the back the undertaker's helpers were finishing their lunch.L'Assommoir
- a person whose profession is the preparation of the dead for burial or cremation and the management of funerals; funeral director
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Word Origin and History for undertaker
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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