psych-


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psych-

pref.
Variant of psycho-.

psych

(saɪk)

v.t. Informal.
1. to intimidate or frighten psychologically (often fol. by out).
2. to prepare psychologically to be in the right frame of mind or to give one's best (often fol. by up).
3. to figure out; decipher (often fol. by out).
[1915–20; orig. a shortening of psychoanalyze; in later use perhaps independent use of psych-]

psych-

var. of psycho- before vowels: psychiatry.

psych.

1. psychological.
2. psychologist.
3. psychology.