smithereens

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From Irish smidiríní, diminutive form of smiodar ‎(fragment).

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smithereens pl ‎(plural only) (rare singular smithereen)

  1. Fragments or splintered pieces; numerous tiny disconnected items.
    The urn shattered into smithereens the moment it hit the ground.

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