trick cyclist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deliberate malapropism of psychiatrist.

Noun[edit]

trick cyclist (plural trick cyclists)

  1. (UK, slang) A psychiatrist.
    • 1964, The British journal of criminology
      It was a commonplace for the medical officer to refer problem cases to the "trick cyclist" so that people got used to the idea that he might be able to help.
    • 1984, Michael Innes, Carson's conspiracy
      But what if it had the contrary effect? What if his wife turned wholly sane? What if she announced, not on any trick cyclist's couch...
    • 1989, Peter Dickinson, Skeleton-in-waiting
      "I want to, and my trick-cyclist says it might help. Kill or cure."