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Dibs - What does it mean?

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dibs

English

(wikipedia dibs)

Etymology 1

Since the early 19th century, of disputed origin. Most commonly thought to be from

Noun

(-)
  • (informal) A claim to the right to use or enjoy something exclusively or before anyone else.
  • Dibs means I get the hammock.
    Who's got dibs on the chips?
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  • Synonyms
    * bags (Australia)
    Derived terms
    * first dibs

    Verb

    (es)
  • To claim a temporary right to (something); to reserve.
  • Synonyms
    * (to reserve) bagsy (UK), bags (Australia)

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (-)
  • (dated) A sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East.
  • (Johnston)

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (head)
  • (obsolete) A child's game, played with dib bones.
  • Anagrams

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    Not English

    has no English definition. It may be misspelled.