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headshrinker

[ hed-shring-ker ]
/ ˈhɛdˌʃrɪŋ kər /
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noun Slang.
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Origin of headshrinker

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; head + shrink + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for headshrinker

headshrinker
/ (ˈhɛdˌʃrɪŋkə) /

noun
slang a psychoanalystOften shortened to: shrink
a head-hunter who shrinks the heads of his victims
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