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headshrinker

[hed-shring-ker] /ˈhɛdˌʃrɪŋ kər/
noun, Slang.
1.
shrink (def 9).
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; head + shrink + -er1
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  • The tribe's witch doctor, the chief headshrinker, views the invasion of the whites with a sour visage.
British Dictionary definitions for headshrinker

headshrinker

/ˈhɛdˌʃrɪŋkə/
noun
1.
(slang) a psychoanalyst Often shortened to shrink
2.
a head-hunter who shrinks the heads of his victims
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Slang definitions & phrases for headshrinker

headshrinker

noun

Any psychotherapist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, etc; shrink: with a good deal more understanding than any clergyman or headshrinker/ You lousy smug headpeeper (1950+ Medical)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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