[ shring-ker ]

  1. a person or thing that shrinks.

  2. a device or chemical substance for shrinking.

Origin of shrinker

First recorded in 1545–55; shrink + -er1

Words Nearby shrinker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shrinker in a sentence

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

    Breaking Point | James E. Gunn
  • He himself was no coward, no shrinker from the great issues.

    The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim