Origin of dibs
Definition for dibs (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), dibbed, dib·bing.
Examples from the Web for dibs
Plus, Con Ed gets first dibs on whatever comes over the transom.
Why should the Jewish community get first dibs at hanging out the ‘now hiring’ sign?
You hand over the dibs in the morning, and we will tell you where the girl is in the afternoon.The Crime Club|William Holt-White
Glad you're in time, sir, and to 'ear the dibs a-rattlin' in your pockets.Acton's Feud|Frederick Swainson
I've got the dibs for yer ticket done up in this 'ere belt I'm a-goin' to put on you.Harding's luck|E. [Edith] Nesbit
"It's the dibs as we want, Mr. Sowerby; that's all," were the last words which he spoke as the member of Parliament left the room.Framley Parsonage|Anthony Trollope
You're too mean and miserable to do anything but count your dibs.The Chequers|James Runciman
British Dictionary definitions for dibs (1 of 2)
Word Origin for dibs
British Dictionary definitions for dibs (2 of 2)
verb dibs, dibbing or dibbed
Word Origin for dib
Idioms and Phrases with dibs
see have dibs on.