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smithereens

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noun plural smith·er·eens \ˌsmi-thə-ˈrēnz\

Simple Definition of smithereens

  • : small broken pieces : tiny bits

Full Definition of smithereens

  1. :  fragments, bits <the house was blown to smithereens by the explosion>

Origin of smithereens

perhaps from Irish smidiríní


First Known Use: 1829



SMITHEREENS Defined for Kids

smithereens

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noun plural smith·er·eens \ˌsmi-thə-ˈrēnz\

Definition of smithereens

  1. :  small broken pieces <The target was blown to smithereens.>




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