Origin of undertaker
Examples from the Web for undertaker
Historical Examples of 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
After lunch Lantier went to the undertaker's again with the ninety francs.L'Assommoir
- a person whose profession is the preparation of the dead for burial or cremation and the management of funerals; funeral director
c.1400, "a contractor or projector of any sort," agent noun from undertake (v.). The specialized sense (1690s) emerged from funeral-undertaker.