a person or thing that thrashes
⌂ any of a group of gray to brownish American passerine birds (family Mimidae) with a long, stiff tail and a long bill, esp. the brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) of the E U.S.
Origin of thrashereastern; English dialect, dialectal thresher, probably akin to thrush
Any of various songbirds of the genus Toxostoma and other genera in the family Mimidae, found throughout the Americas and having a long tail, a long curved beak, and usually a brown head and back.
Origin of thrasherPerhaps from English dialectal thrusher, thresher, variant of thrush1 (perhaps influenced by thrash, in reference to the bird's turning over leaf litter energetically with its beak when feeding).