croque-mort

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See also: croquemort

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, possibly from dated verb croquer (to make disappear) or from croc (hook).

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croque-mort m, f (plural croque-morts)

  1. (informal) undertaker; mortician
    Synonyms: fossoyeur
    Au fossoyeur, au croque-mort, au curé, aux chevaux même ils payaient un verre. — G. Brassens
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