smithereens

[smith-uh-reenz]
plural noun
small pieces; bits: broken into smithereens.
Also, smithers [smith-erz] .


Origin:
1820–30; dial. smithers (< ?) + Hiberno-English -een diminutive suffix (< Irish -ín)

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smithereens (ˌsmɪðəˈriːnz)
 
pl n
little shattered pieces or fragments
 
[C19: from Irish Gaelic smidirīn, from smiodar]

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smithereens
"fragments," 1829, from Ir. smidirin, dim. of smiodar "fragment," perhaps with dim. ending as in Colleen.
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Example sentences
Hold the egg in your hand so you don't smash it to smithereens on the table
  what with all the pressure of the poking.
The room and its computerized controls had been blown to smithereens.
Mariners have long known of and feared the freak wave that can smash
  ocean-going vessels to smithereens.
They would have blasted the island and its inhabitants to smithereens using
  nuclear weapons.
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