headshrinker

[ hed-shring-ker ]
/ ˈhɛdˌʃrɪŋ kər /

noun Slang.

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Origin of headshrinker

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; head + shrink + -er1
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Example sentences from the Web for headshrinker

  • I see that conclusion the head-shrinker's afraid you'll get to, Skipper.

    Breaking Point|James E. Gunn

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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