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[dib] /dɪb/
verb (used without object), dibbed, dibbing.
to fish by letting the bait bob lightly on the water.
Origin of dib
1600-10; expressive word akin to dab1, dip1, bob1, etc. Unabridged
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verb dibs, dibbing, dibbed
(intransitive) to fish by allowing the bait to bob and dip on the surface
Word Origin
C17: perhaps alteration of dab1
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see dibs.

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  1. A share, esp a share of money: I ought to collect the kid's dib, too (1829+)
  2. A dollar: fifty sweet dibs (1930s+)

[probably fr divvy]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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