- dibucaine number,
- dibutyl phthalate,
- dicalcium silicate
Origin of dibs
verb (used without object), dibbed, dib·bing.
Origin of dib
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
Word Origin for dibs
verb dibs, dibbing or dibbed
Word Origin for dib
children's word to express a claim on something, 1932, originally U.S., apparently a contraction of dibstone "a knucklebone or jack in a children's game" (1690s), of unknown origin.
see have dibs on.