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headshrinker

Syllabification: head·shrink·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌSHriNGkər
 
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Definition of headshrinker in English:

noun

historical
1A headhunter who preserved and shrank the heads of his dead enemies.
Example sentences
  • Then - oh dear - there are the headshrinkers, the most dangerous bunch of all.
1.1 informal , chiefly North American A clinical psychiatrist, psychologist, or psychotherapist. Compare with shrink.
Example sentences
  • His charm and simple way of simply listening to people soon has him with more patients than both the town's other headshrinkers put together.
  • Our headshrinker describes the differing cases of Glen, who enjoys wearing ladies' clothing, especially angora sweaters.
  • She buckled her shoulder holster in place, noting the date with a slight frown. ‘I've got another appointment with the headshrinker soon,’ she thought with a slight smile.

Words that rhyme with headshrinker

Armorica • brassica

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