undertaker


un·der·tak·er

noun \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

Related to UNDERTAKER

un·der·tak·er

noun \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNDERTAKER

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: undertakerly
Previous Word in the Dictionary: undertake
All Words Near: undertaker

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up undertaker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More