Definition of headshrinker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdʃrɪŋkə/


1 historical A 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.
2 informal, chiefly North American A psychiatrist. 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.

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