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gravedigger

[greyv-dig-er]
noun
  1. a person whose occupation is digging graves.
  2. burying beetle.
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Origin of gravedigger

First recorded in 1585–95; grave1 + digger
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Word Origin and History for gravedigger

n.

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

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