Definitions for DIBSdɪbz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
money in small amounts.
rights or claims regarding the use or possession of something:
I have dibs on the car when she brings it back.
Origin of dibs:
1720–30; shortening of earlier dibstones knucklebones used in a children's game (dib of obscure orig.)
A claim to the right to use or enjoy something exclusively or before anyone else.
To claim a temporary right to (something); to reserve.
Origin: Since the early 19th century, of disputed origin. Most commonly thought to be from dibstones. Also from dib or related to northern English dip, or a shortened version of divide
a sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East
Calling "dibs" is an informal convention where one declares a first claim to something to which no one else has a clearly recognized right. Calling "dibs" is only possible when the caller is able to take care of the claim. Such a declaration is often recognized in certain cultures, or sub-cultures, as a means to avoid arguments over relatively trivial issues.
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