A shortened version of the name of a racially mixed city in the South Bay of Los Angeles called Hawthorne.
The Thorne is seen by many as a dangerous and ghetto city, especially by neighboring middle to upper class cities like Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, etc. Like a rose bush, the Thorne can cause serious pain but it is also home to much beauty. "I live in the Thorne so watch your back"
by mrsarcasm310 March 18, 2008