first dibs on

Definition of first dibs on

US, informal

  1. :  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

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

    :  earliest

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

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

    :  for the first time

    :  in preference to something else :  sooner

  1. :  something that is first: such as

    :  the first occurrence or item of a kind

    :  the first forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. :  money especially in small amounts

    :  claim, rights

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