doodgraver

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dootgravere. Equivalent to dood +‎ graver.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoːtˌxraː.vər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dood‧gra‧ver

Noun[edit]

doodgraver m (plural doodgravers, diminutive doodgravertje n)

  1. gravedigger
  2. sexton beetle, burying beetle; beetle of the genus Nicrophorus
  3. (derogatory, colloquial) funeral director
    Synonym: begrafenisondernemer