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thrashing
 n.Note: Perhaps related to the British noun “thrash,” which means “a party.” «Evidence gathered from the social networking site led proctors at the university to collect five times as much money this year over last for a practice known as “thrashing,” which involves graduating students celebrating their accomplishment by covering one another in champagne, foam, eggs, flour and other substances, The Times of London reported Friday.» —“Fines spike after Oxford uses Facebook” in Oxford, England United Press International Apr. 18, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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