\ ˈdib \
dibbed; dibbed; dibbing; dibs

Definition of dib

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to fish by letting the bait bob and dip lightly


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plural -s

Definition of dib (Entry 2 of 3)

1 British
a a dibs plural but singular in construction : the game of jacks
b : a knucklebone or jack used in playing jacks usually used in plural
2 dibs plural, slang : money especially in small amounts
3 dibs plural : claim, reservation, rights used with onI have dibs on that piece of cake


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Definition of dib (Entry 3 of 3)

variant of dub:3

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History and Etymology for dib

Intransitive verb

perhaps from obsolete dib to dab, pat, probably alteration of dab


short for dibstone

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“Dib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dib. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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