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This article is about the cultural convention. For the Turkish sweet, see Pekmez.

Calling "dibs" is the American English term, also known as "bags" or "bagsy" in England and Ireland, for an informal convention where one declares a first claim to something to which no one else has a clearly recognized right. Many kids use dibs to claim something.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Zorn, Eric (December 15, 2005). "No one seems to have dibs on word's origins". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2006-09-01. 

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of dibs at Wiktionary