Definitions for DIBSdɪbz

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  1. dibs(n.)

    A small amount of money.

  2. dibs(n.)

    A right or claim, such as the right of use, or of first choice; as, I have dibs on the binoculars after Jim is finished..


  1. dibs(Noun)

    A claim to the right to use or enjoy something exclusively or before anyone else.

  2. dibs(Verb)

    To claim a temporary right to (something); to reserve.

  3. 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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dibs(noun)

    a sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East


  1. Dibs

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Dibs

    Last bite, last sip.

    I have Dibs on that cookie!

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