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Definition of dibs

dibs

  • Calling dibs on something entitles you to its usage. Usually used in large groups of people where common objects (chairs, food, etc.) could become under dispute.
    Dibs on the recliner!
    I got dibs on that toy.

    Last edited on Apr 19 2013. Submitted by Sean K. on Mar 03 2002.

  • to claim as yours, like call.
    I've got dibs on the front seat!

    Last edited on Sep 24 2002. Submitted by Johnna from Stockton, CA, USA on Sep 24 2002.

  • to claim or lay rights to.
    I have dibs on the cute one.

    Last edited on Feb 04 2003. Submitted by Michelle M. from Amarillo, TX, USA on Feb 04 2003.

  • claiming ownership or control.
    I've got dibs on the red Popsicle.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 15 2005.

  • rights to.
    I've got dibs on that last beer.

    Last edited on Dec 06 2005. Submitted by Tom B. from Virginia Beach, VA, USA on Dec 06 2005.

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