headshrinker


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

headshrinker

(hĕd′shrĭng′kər)
n.
1. A headhunter who dries and shrinks the heads of enemies.
2. Slang A psychiatrist, especially a psychoanalyst.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The earliest example we have is from an article in Time in November 1950 to which an editor has helpfully added a footnote to say that headshrinker was Hollywood jargon for a psychiatrist.
But she'd taken the card with the headshrinker's phone number and slid it into a sewer grate.
The headshrinker's arrival marked an impressive rise in standard from the side that finished bottom of the SPL last term.