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See also: headshrinker
Originally US, probably by reference to slang terms like “swelled head” for someone with delusions of grandeur; a psychiatrist would remove such delusions, thus figuratively shrinking the patient's swelled head.
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- (slang) A psychiatrist or psychotherapist; a shrink.
- (literally) One who shrinks heads, as previously done by some Amazon tribes.
slang: psychotherapist — see shrink