Origin of headshrinker
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Examples from the Web for headshrinker
If he could get to a doctor, a headshrinker, it might all be ironed out.The Sex Life of the Gods
You're a headshrinker, Jack—why do so many minds cling to unreason with such a sullen fury?The Trial of Callista Blake
Then, he'd meekly surrender and quietly go crazy in his cell, until the headshrinker came and confirmed it for real.
Seems the brass are holding you for observation until some headshrinker gets in from HQ.
- slang a psychoanalystOften shortened to: shrink
- a head-hunter who shrinks the heads of his victims
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