A small amount of money.
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..
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.
Last bite, last sip.
I have Dibs on that cookie!
What does DIBS stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DIBS acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of DIBS in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of DIBS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My letters were for sale on eBay, i said to my secretary, ‘No matter what they cost, I want my letters to Bobby back. Bid the highest for them.’ But it seems like there was a girl named Laura Rice who... no matter what was bid on, she had last dibs... She always had the final bid. So she got all the letters.
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