- small pieces; bits: broken into smithereens.
Origin of smithereens
Examples from the Web for smither
Historical Examples of smither
She had been there five-and-forty years and Smither three-and-forty!
Well, Smither, I want to see him, if I can; in case he has anything to say to me.
He tapped, and a door was opened by Smither, very red in the face.
Smither should toast him some more muffins, his dear father had eaten them all.
Smither should choose it for her at the stores, nice and dappled.
- little shattered pieces or fragments
Word Origin for smithereens
"small fragments," 1810, smiddereens, from Irish smidirin, diminutive of smiodar "fragment," perhaps with diminutive ending as in Colleen.