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dibs

Syllabification: dibs
Pronunciation: /dibz
 
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Definition of dibs in English:

plural noun

informal
Money.
Example sentences
  • Well, Artsfans, no longer will you have to schlepp down to Churchill Square or crook your dialing finger to lay dibs on tickets to that exquisite cultural event.
  • My dibs are on him being some lame ABC type.
  • On the off chance that they did, I'd like to remind them that I've got dibs on Attenborough and Harris.

Origin

mid 18th century (denoting pebbles used in a children's game): from earlier dib-stones, perhaps from dib.

Phrases

have first dibs on

1
Have the first right to or choice of: they never got first dibs on great prospects
More example sentences
  • When he realized seniors had first dibs on all the school equipment, Price convinced his parents to buy him a digital video camera, a top-of-the-line XLIS Cannon.
  • Smiling to herself, she gloated silently in her triumph of being the first one in the kitchen; therefore having first dibs on all of the food.
  • Let Joe have first dibs on that one for Question Period tomorrow.

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