shrinker [shring-ker] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a person or thing that shrinks.
  2. a device or chemical substance for shrinking.
  3. Slang. shrink(def 9).

Origin of shrinker First recorded in 1545–55; shrink + -er1 Examples from the Web for shrinker Historical Examples of shrinker

  • He himself was no coward, no shrinker from the great issues.

    The Double Four

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Now, having brought her to this situation, he abruptly abandoned the wheel and turned it over to his colleague, the shrinker.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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