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- noun slang A
psychiatristor psychotherapist; a shrink.
- noun Literally, one who shrinks heads, as previously done by some Amazon tribes.
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- noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
- noun a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
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One of the white coats accompanied me around a turning hallway: I knew we were on the way to a head-shrinker—the Army psychiatrist. . .
Which makes us wonder: Who's going to the head-shrinker... and why?
Captain Singh's expression would be one to behold-following which, Dick would probably find himself stunned unconscious and wake under the solicitous attentions of a concerned head-shrinker!
"I'll get you an appointment with the colony head-shrinker for those guilt complexes," he said.
They're probably torturing the poor thing, Grego and that sadistic quack head-shrinker.
I know this idiot girl who keeps telling me I ought to go to a head-shrinker; she says I have a father complex.
I find it perplexing when someone has a child with someone who turns out to be a, let's just say, less than stellar model of fatherhood or mate and then continues to procreate without getting a serious head-shrinker autopsy of what went wrong the first time.
Now Dr. Mike's fancy head-shrinker salary will pay for Lonnie's spiffy coffin, and pay to clean the gin sweats out of his sheets besides.
Mother Funk insists her son enter therapy with a woman head-shrinker, which leads to AA meetings and the pretty new associate at the office (Rachael Leigh Cook) telling Bob, "The truth is the only thing you never have to be ashamed of."