dib

1 of 3

intransitive verb

ˈdib
dibbed; dibbed; dibbing; dibs
: to fish by letting the bait bob and dip lightly

dib

2 of 3

noun

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plural -s
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 on
I have dibs on that piece of cake

dib

3 of 3
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variant of dub:3

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

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

Noun

short for dibstone

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“Dib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dib. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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