Origin of smithereens
Examples from the Web for smithereens
Also, Mary is dead now and her grill has probably been blown to smithereens.‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Carol Is the Hero of the Zombie Apocalypse|Melissa Leon|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, Grande manages to shoot her foes to smithereens.Ariana Grande’s Gay-Friendly Intergalactic Dance Party|Amy Zimmerman|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New York residents—and moviegoers in general—are conditioned to seeing the Big Apple blown to smithereens.‘White House Down,’ ‘Olympus Has Fallen’: Washington Destroyed in Film|Kevin Fallon|July 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, the bomb explodes, blowing him and his pals to smithereens.
I think that embedded in these agreements are three ticking time bombs that could blow them to smithereens.
I just got inside the door to see the McCarthy arms in smithereens!The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)|Charles James Lever
A model of a statue which he had just finished with a desperate effort was smashed to smithereens on its way to exhibition.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
A hostile destroyer was doing her level best to blow the trapped submarine to smithereens.A Sub and a Submarine|Percy F. Westerman
I think the best use you can put a rattlesnake to is to blow him into smithereens, which is what I am going to do.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
I know it is not polite but would you be so kind as to do me the great favor of not blowing the Impolite Pirates into smithereens.Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for smithereens
Word Origin for smithereens
Word Origin and History for smithereens
"small fragments," 1810, smiddereens, from Irish smidirin, diminutive of smiodar "fragment," perhaps with diminutive ending as in Colleen.