thrasher

[ thrash-er ]
/ ˈθræʃ ər /

noun

a person or thing that thrashes.
any of several long-tailed, thrushlike birds, especially of the genus Toxostoma, related to the mockingbirds.Compare brown thrasher.

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Origin of thrasher

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at thrash, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for thrasher (1 of 2)

thrasher1
/ (ˈθræʃə) /

noun

another name for thresher (def. 3)

British Dictionary definitions for thrasher (2 of 2)

thrasher2
/ (ˈθræʃə) /

noun

any of various brown thrushlike American songbirds of the genus Toxostoma and related genera, having a long downward-curving bill and long tail: family Mimidae (mockingbirds)

Word Origin for thrasher

C19: perhaps from English dialect thresher, thrusher a thrush
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