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- n. A psychiatrist or psychotherapist; a shrink.
- n. Literally, one who shrinks heads, as previously done by some Amazon tribes.
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- n. a physician who specializes in psychiatry
- n. a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
Presumably, patients and clients feel as though their heads are being shrunk. (Wiktionary)