undertaker

[ uhn-der-tey-ker for 1; uhn-der-tey-ker for 2 ]SEE DEFINITION OF undertaker

Synonyms for undertaker

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And the undertaker's bill was seven dollars and forty-five cents.

The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.

Here she looked sideways at the undertaker, and came to a stop.

Every undertaker refused to take him, because they could not match him.

Near the stove at the back the undertaker's helpers were finishing their lunch.

After lunch Lantier went to the undertaker's again with the ninety francs.

You are the man that nursed them and buried them when the undertaker died.

Neither have I. Let the dead past be its own undertaker, so far as we are concerned.

I'm through with that undertaker postmaster or any other go-between.

The Sheriff followed the trio up with a sad, undertaker expression.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "a contractor or projector of any sort," agent noun from undertake (v.). The specialized sense (1690s) emerged from funeral-undertaker.

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