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smithereens

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

: small broken pieces : tiny bits

Full Definition of SMITHEREENS

:  fragments, bits <the house was blown to smithereens by the explosion>
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Origin of SMITHEREENS

perhaps from Irish smidiríní
First Known Use: 1829
SMITHEREENS Defined for Kids

smithereens

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

Definition of SMITHEREENS for Kids

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

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