1.1 informal, chiefly North American A clinical psychiatrist, psychologist, or psychotherapist. Compare with shrink.
- 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.
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