Smithereen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the city, after Sir A.W. Smithers (1850–1924), chairman of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Influenced by smithereens?

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsmiðəˈriːn/
  • Hyphenation: Smith‧er‧een

Noun[edit]

Smithereen (plural Smithereens)

  1. (Canada) A native of Smithers, British Columbia.

References[edit]

  • “Smithers” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.