first dibs on

Definition of first dibs on

US, informal
:choice of (something) before anyone else gets to pick
  • The farm always gives first dibs on its vegetables to local families.

Word by Word Definitions

first play
  1. : preceding all others in time, order, or importance: such as

  2. : earliest

  3. : being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. : before another in time, space, or importance

  2. : in the first place

  3. : for the first time

  1. : one that is number one in a series — see Table of Numbers

  2. : something that is first: such as

  3. : the first occurrence or item of a kind

dibs play
  1. : money especially in small amounts

  2. : claim, rights


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