undertaker

[ uhn-der-tey-ker for 1; uhn-der-tey-ker for 2 ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌteɪ kər for 1; ˌʌn dərˈteɪ kər for 2 /

noun

a person who undertakes something.

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Origin of undertaker

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at undertake, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for undertaker

undertaker

/ (ˈʌndəˌteɪkə) /

noun

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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