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thrash·​er | \ ˈthra-shər How to pronounce thrasher (audio) \

Definition of thrasher

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that thrashes or threshes
2 : an avid skateboarder


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Definition of thrasher (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of various American oscine birds (family Mimidae, especially genus Toxostoma) related to the mockingbird that resemble thrushes but have a usually long curved bill and long tail

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In the meaning defined above

First Known Use of thrasher

Noun (1)

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrasher

Noun (2)

perhaps alteration of dialect thresher thrush

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“Thrasher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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thrash·​er | \ ˈthra-shər How to pronounce thrasher (audio) \

Kids Definition of thrasher

: an American bird (as the common reddish brown brown thrasher ) related to the mockingbird and noted for its song

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