Dibstone \Dib"stone`\ (?; 110), n. A pebble used in a child's game called dibstones. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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  • dibstone — noun A pebble used in a childs game called dibstones …   Wiktionary

  • dibstone — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: dib (I) + stone 1. : dib 1b 2. dibstones plural but singular in construction, archaic : t …   Useful english dictionary

  • dibs — 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • dibs — ☆ ☆ dibs [dibz] n. [contr. < dibstone, a knucklebone or jack in a children s game < dib (< ?) + STONE ] Slang a claim to a share of, or rights in, something wanted [I ve got first dibs on that candy bar] interj. used to announce such a… …   English World dictionary

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