Origin of undertaker
Examples from the Web for undertaker
Instantly the Undertaker, in his rle of official announcer, dashed forward to greet him.Our Square and the People in It|Samuel Hopkins Adams
You are the man that nursed them and buried them when the undertaker died.Stories of a Western Town|Octave Thanet
"There's the place," said the undertaker, pointing to the vault.Blindfolded|Earle Ashley Walcott
The palace is like an undertaker's establishment when business is dull.The Bishop's Secret|Fergus Hume
The undertaker attends to seating people, arranging the rooms, etc.The Complete Bachelor|Walter Germain
c.1400, "a contractor or projector of any sort," agent noun from undertake (v.). The specialized sense (1690s) emerged from funeral-undertaker.