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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PSYCH

He was one of these psych guys that thinks if you say it's so, it makes it so.

Maybe it was that—but I was as confused as a mouse in a psych maze.

Would you mind if I spent an hour in Psych for reorientation?

I felt guilty over not going to Psych, but there just wasn't the time.

Bradshaw's psych check certainly hadn't hinted at any instability.

His psych teacher would be ashamed of him for muddling along so many days, believing in a theory that was so plainly impossible.

The psych boys were beginning to remind Malone of a semi-pro football team in rather unusual uniforms.

The psych man was wearing his Star Watcher helmet and had a B-gun strapped at his side.

When I think of my wasted years in college and of how I was always going to take hold of Psych.

In general, spellings that appear more than once, such as Psyc- for Psych-, were assumed to be inten­tional.

WORD ORIGIN

as a noun, short for psychology in various senses (e.g. as an academic study, in student slang by 1895). As a verb, first attested 1917 as "to subject to psychoanalysis," short for psychoanalyze. From 1934 as "to outsmart" (also psych out); from 1963 as "to unnerve." However to psych (oneself) up is from 1972; to be psyched up is attested from 1968.

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verbdisturb, trouble someone
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