HyperDic: head-shrinker

English > 2 senses of the word head-shrinker:
NOUNperson head-shrinker, psychiatrist, shrinka physician who specializes in psychiatry
person head-shrinker, headhuntera savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
English > head-shrinker: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA physician who specializes in psychiatry.
Synonymspsychiatrist, shrink
InstancesHorney, Karen Horney, Karen Danielsen HorneyUnited States psychiatrist (1885-1952)
Jaspers, Karl Jaspers, Karl Theodor JaspersGerman psychiatrist (1883-1969)
Menninger, Charles Menninger, Charles Frederick MenningerUnited States psychiatrist who with his sons founded a famous psychiatric clinic in Topeka (1862-1953)
Menninger, Karl Menninger, Karl Augustus MenningerUnited States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1893-1990)
Menninger, William Menninger, William Claire MenningerUnited States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1899-1966)
Sullivan, Harry Stack SullivanUnited States psychiatrist (1892-1949)
NarroweralienistA psychiatrist and specialist in the legal aspects of mental illness
analyst, psychoanalystA licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis
Broaderspecialist, medical specialistpractices one branch of medicine
Spanishloquero, psiquiatra, siquiatra
Catalanpsiquiatra, psiquiatre
English > head-shrinker: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies.
Synonymheadhunter
Broadersavage, barbarianA member of an uncivilized people

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