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English definition of “dibs”

dibs

noun [plural] uk   /dɪbz/ mainly US informal us  
dibs on sth a right to have or get something from someone, or to use something: Dibs on the front seat! The current owner might have first dibs on buying the rest of the property.Having and owning - general words
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