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dibs

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Etymology

Since the early 19th century, of disputed origin. Most commonly thought to be from dibstones (counters used in a game with the same name). Also from dib (to tap) or related to northern English dip (small depression in the ground), or a shortened version of divide

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dibs

Plural
-

dibs (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A claim to the right to use or enjoy something exclusively or before anyone else.
    I have dibs on the hammock!
    Who's got first dibs on the chips?

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Verb

Infinitive
to dibs

Third person singular
dibs

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to dibs (third-person singular simple present dibs, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To claim a temporary right to (something); to reserve.

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