head-shrinker

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Etymology[edit]

Presumably, patients and clients feel as though their heads are being shrunk.

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head-shrinker (plural head-shrinkers)

  1. (slang) A psychiatrist or psychotherapist; a shrink.
  2. Literally, one who shrinks heads, as previously done by some Amazon tribes.

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