psych

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Noun[edit]

psych (plural psychs)

  1. Psychology or psychiatry.
    a psych class
  2. A psychologist; a psychiatrist.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 476:
      She had attended a conference of psychs at which he had presided and they had taken a fancy to each other.

Verb[edit]

psych (third-person singular simple present psychs, present participle psyching, simple past and past participle psyched)

  1. (transitive) To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind (also psych up).
  2. (transitive) To intimidate (someone) emotionally or using psychology (also psych out).
  3. (transitive, informal) To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.

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psych

  1. (slang) Indicating that one's preceding statement was false and that one has successfully fooled one's interlocutor. Also sike.

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