shrinker

[ shring-ker ]
/ ˈʃrɪŋ kər /
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noun

a person or thing that shrinks.
a device or chemical substance for shrinking.
Slang. shrink(def 9).

Nearby words

  1. shrink,
  2. shrink fit,
  3. shrink-wrap,
  4. shrink-wrapped,
  5. shrinkage,
  6. shrinking violet,
  7. shrinking violet, a,
  8. shrive,
  9. shrivel,
  10. shriven

Origin of shrinker

First recorded in 1545–55; shrink + -er1

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Examples from the Web for shrinker

  • Now, having brought her to this situation, he abruptly abandoned the wheel and turned it over to his colleague, the shrinker.

    Jill the Reckless|P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • He himself was no coward, no shrinker from the great issues.

    The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim