head-shrinker

noun
1. a physician who specializes in psychiatry
Syn: ↑psychiatrist, ↑shrink
Derivationally related forms: ↑psychiatry (for: ↑psychiatrist)
Hypernyms: ↑specialist, ↑medical specialist
Hyponyms: ↑alienist, ↑analyst, ↑psychoanalyst
Instance Hyponyms:
2. a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
Syn: ↑headhunter
Hypernyms: ↑savage, ↑barbarian

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  • head-shrinker — also head shrinker, 1926 in literal sense, from HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) + agent noun from SHRINK (Cf. shrink) (v.); as U.S. slang for psychologist, by 1950 …   Etymology dictionary

  • head\ shrinker — noun slang informal A psychoanalyst, also called a shrink. Forrester is falling apart; his family physician sent him to a head shrinker (to a shrink) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • head shrinker — psychiatrist The criminal had to go and see a head shrinker after the judge sentenced him to life in prison …   Idioms and examples

  • head-shrinker — noun a) A psychiatrist or psychotherapist; a shrink. b) Literally, one who shrinks heads, as previously done by some Amazon tribes. Syn: shrink …   Wiktionary

  • head shrinker — Canadian Slang Slang for the base therapist …   English dialects glossary

  • head — n., adj., & v. n. 1 the upper part of the human body, or the foremost or upper part of an animal s body, containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs. 2 a the head regarded as the seat of intellect or repository of comprehended information. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrinker — noun a) Something that makes something else shrink. b) A psychiatrist; a head shrinker …   Wiktionary

  • Shrunken head — A shrunken head is a human head that has been prepared for display. The manufacture of shrunken heads was formerly the specialty of the Jivaro Clan of the Amazon River basin located in central South America. The clan was divided into four… …   Wikipedia

  • Headshrinker — Head shrinker can mean:* A song by the band Oasis * A maker of shrunken heads * A slang word for a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychotherapist …   Wikipedia

  • Menninger — noun 1. United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1899 1966) • Syn: ↑William Menninger, ↑William Claire Menninger • Instance Hypernyms: ↑psychiatrist, ↑head shrinker, ↑shrink 2. United States psychiatrist and son of Charles… …   Useful english dictionary


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