American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A claim; rights: I have dibs on that last piece of pie.
- n. Slang Money, especially in small amounts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thick molasses or syrup made in Syria by boiling down grape-juice; also, syrup or honey of dates.
- n. informal A claim to the right to use or enjoy something exclusively or before anyone else.
- v. To claim a temporary right to (something); to reserve.
- n. dated A sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East.
- n. Plural form of dib.
- n. obsolete A child's game, played with dib bones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East.
- n. A small amount of money.
- n. A right or claim, such as the right of use, or of first choice.
- n. a claim of rights
- 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 (Wiktionary)
- Short for dibstones, counters used in a game, probably from obsolete dib, to tap. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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