Smithereens meaning

smĭthə-rēnz
Fragments or splintered pieces; bits.

The fragile dish broke into smithereens.

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(informal) Small fragments or broken pieces; bits.
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The urn shattered into smithereens the moment it hit the ground.

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Plural form of Smithereen.
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Origin of smithereens

  • From Irish Gaelic smidirīn diminutive of smiodar small fragment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Irish smidiríní, diminutive form of smiodar (“fragment").

    From Wiktionary