undertaker

Part of speech: noun

One who undertakes; one whose business it is to oversee funerals.

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Usage examples "undertaker":

  1. Again and again he had got almost enough money ahead to start, and then there would be an interest payment due, or a death in the family, and the money would all go to the banker, the doctor, or the undertaker. - "Adventures In Friendship", David Grayson.
  2. Our undertaker is, by evolution, a genial master of ceremonies, keeping things lively at the death- dance. - "Further Foolishness", Stephen Leacock.
  3. They afford some profit to the undertaker of the work, but no rent to the landlord. - "On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation", David Ricardo.