Plural form of dib.
To claim a temporary right to (something); to reserve.
Origin of Dibs
Since the early 19th century, of disputed origin. Most commonly thought to be from dibstones (“counters used in a game with the same name”). Also from dib (“to tap”) or related to northern English dip (“small depression in the ground”), or a shortened version of divide
Short for dibstones counters used in a game probably from obsolete dib to tap
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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