from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A headhunter who dries and shrinks the heads of enemies.
  • n. Slang A psychiatrist, especially a psychoanalyst.

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  • n. psychiatrist


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  • I trusted my intuition and my feelings—until I started seeing a headshrinker at age eight because my intense mental labors to save the world included forgetting what time it was and peeing my pants in school a lot.

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  • But how will the hard-charging Beckett respond to Dorn's headshrinker?

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  • I guess we shouldn't refer to Simmons as "that guy who plays the headshrinker in Law and Order" anymore?

    "There's nothing to explain. It's perfectly obvious. She's stoned."

  • Word on the Celebrity Snitch Circuit claims small screen headshrinker Dr. Phil McGraw had a cow when the Emmy gods snubbed his daytime series in favor of the celeb-studded hit hosted by former supermodel Tyra Banks.

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  • Oriana — his expensive and highly competent headshrinker — would say she was right.

    Music to My Sorrow

  • That headshrinker hadn't lasted long, not past the first "parent conference."

    Music to My Sorrow

  • "All right," he begrudged the professional headshrinker.


  • Oriana-his expensive and highly competent headshrinker-would say she was right.

    Music To My Sorrow

  • I did not use the headshrinker like most people, telling him stories about my miserable feelings and such, instead, I would write stories to tell him every week.

    My life as a woman

  • Suffice it to say that I was a tad bit depressed because, having just been fired, then the end came with my headshrinker, who was the only person in all of Salt Lake that I could talk to (and how I lived for Wednesdays at 3: 00-it was the only time in my life where anything seemed to make any sense).

    My life as a woman


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