- Dibs is defined as a slang term for money and a slang term for a claim to something.
When you declare that the last piece of pie is yours, this is an example of a situation where you call dibs on the last piece of pie.
dibs definition by Webster's New World
Origin: contr. ; from dibstone, a knucklebone or jack in a children's game ; from dib (; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps ) plush stone
dibs definition by American Heritage Dictionary
plural noun Slang
- A claim; rights: I have dibs on that last piece of pie.
- Money, especially in small amounts.
Origin: Short for dibstones, counters used in a game, probably from obsolete dib, to tap.