- The definition of an undertaker is a mortician or someone in the business of readying dead bodies for a funeral and setting up and conducting a funeral.
A man who runs a funeral home, plans the funeral, embalms the dead person and oversees the funeral is an example of an undertaker.
An undertaker with a display of coffins.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a person who undertakes something
- funeral director: a somewhat old-fashioned usage
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- See funeral director.
- One, especially an entrepreneur, that undertakes a task or job.