Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See funeral director.

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  • n. An undertaker or funeral director

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one whose business is the management of funerals

Etymologies

Latin mors, mort-, death; see mortal + -ician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Using the term "mortician," making videos of their profession, and just love telling people what they do.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • But when Johnny Johnson, a mortician from the Army Human Resources department came to Christy Miller Jackman's home in Sacramento, the Miller sisters tried to pin him down on specifics.

    Miller, Glenn E.

  • The mortician was a long thin man with a long thin face and the morose, saintly, weak expression of a starving gazelle.

    Grim laughs: A question on humor and crime fiction

  • You know, the barber and the mortician were the biggest, that's the only thing they'll let you have in the black community is the barbershop and the morticians.

    Oral History Interview with Thurman Couch, February 12, 2001. Interview K-0537. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • I wanted to order him to call the mortician and have a hearse drawn up in front of the hotel.

    Twilight’s Child

  • Today the mortician is a funeral director and a grief counselor.

    The Seattle Times

  • "Why isn't the mayor talking about crisis intervention teams, instead of sending cops out who have no training in intervention with distraught people, who are not trained in crisis de-escalation … Calling the police to do a non-violent intervention with a troubled person is like calling the mortician to deliver a baby."

    CounterPunch

  • Remember, if you check sixty-five tests, one or more is probably going to be out of the normal range, so don’t call the mortician until you check the out-of-range results with your doctor.

    You Staying Young

  • Stories of suicides and supposed hauntings based on documented accounts are told by a "mortician" tour guide.

    Las Vegas News Blog

  • Matt also has dreams and hallucinations, dreams of being in the mortuary room surrounded by dead bodies being worked on by the mortician, Aickman (John Bluethner), or just standing around him staring through lidless eyes (because Aickman had cut them off).

    Movie Review – The Haunting in Connecticut

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