funeral director


noun

a person, usually a licensed embalmer, who supervises or conducts the preparation of the dead for burial and directs or arranges funerals.
a person who owns or operates a funeral home.

Nearby words

  1. fundy,
  2. fundy, bay of,
  3. funemployed,
  4. funen,
  5. funeral,
  6. funeral home,
  7. funeral parlor,
  8. funeral parlour,
  9. funeral pie,
  10. funeralize

Origin of funeral director

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

Also called mortician, undertaker.

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British Dictionary definitions for funeral director

funeral director

noun

an undertaker
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