head-shrinker

Primary Meanings of head-shrinker

1.
n
a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
2.
n
a physician who specializes in psychiatry
Full Definitions of head-shrinker
1

n a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies

Synonyms:
headhunter
Type of:
barbarian, savage
a member of an uncivilized people
2

n a physician who specializes in psychiatry

Synonyms:
psychiatrist, shrink
Examples:
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Karen Danielsen Horney
United States psychiatrist (1885-1952)
Karl Theodor Jaspers
German psychiatrist (1883-1969)
Charles Frederick Menninger
United States psychiatrist who with his sons founded a famous psychiatric clinic in Topeka (1862-1953)
Karl Augustus Menninger
United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1893-1990)
William Claire Menninger
United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1899-1966)
Harry Stack Sullivan
United States psychiatrist (1892-1949)
Sigmund Freud
Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
Melanie Klein
United States psychoanalyst (born in Austria) who was the first to specialize in the psychoanalysis of small children (1882-1960)
Wilhelm Reich
Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897-1957)
Types:
alienist
a psychiatrist and specialist in the legal aspects of mental illness
analyst, psychoanalyst
a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis
Type of:
medical specialist, specialist
practices one branch of medicine

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