dibs

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noun plural \ˈdibz\

Definition of dibs

  1. 1 slang :  money especially in small amounts

  2. 2 :  claim, rights <I have dibs on that piece of cake>

Examples of dibs in a sentence

  1. <I get dibs on the front seat!>

Origin and Etymology of dibs

short for dibstones jacks, from obsolete dib to dab


First Known Use: 1812



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dibs

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noun plural \ˈdibz\

Definition of dibs for English Language Learners

  • : the right to have or choose something


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