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undertaker

noun un·der·tak·er \ˌən-dər-ˈtā-kər, 2 is ˈən-dər-ˌ\

: a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals

Full Definition of UNDERTAKER

1
:  one that undertakes :  one that takes the risk and management of business :  entrepreneur
2
:  one whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals
3
:  an Englishman taking over forfeited lands in Ireland in the 16th and 17th centuries

Examples of UNDERTAKER

  1. <the undertaker wore black clothes and a solemn expression>

First Known Use of UNDERTAKER

15th century

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UNDERTAKER Defined for Kids

undertaker

noun un·der·tak·er \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kər\

Definition of UNDERTAKER for Kids

:  a person whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to take charge of funerals
Medical Dictionary

undertaker

noun un·der·tak·er \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kər\

Medical Definition of UNDERTAKER

:  an individual whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals—called also mortician

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