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.

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Also called mortician, undertaker.

Origin of funeral director

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for funeral director

funeral director

noun

an undertaker
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