Definition of smithereens noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsmɪðəˈriːnz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsmɪðəˈriːnz//
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Word Originearly 19th cent.: probably from Irish smidirín.Idioms
smash, blow, etc. something to smithereens
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(informal) to destroy something completely by breaking it into small pieces The bomb blew the car to smithereens.
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