Sir Arch <sucha...@yahoo.com> wrote:Cassell's Dictionary of Slang (1998) says it is a corruption of the
> I have read the two previous threads (1996 & 1998) about the supposed
> origins of "dibs" as in...Dibs on the M-16, but notice that no one
> had come up with solid etymology. Has that changed in the intervening
> three years?
Standard English "division" or "divide." They say it is US use, from the
I don't know if that explanation was given in earlier discussions or
Other words they put in that category of childish claims are: aikies,
> One of the references was to a game supposedly called dibs. Does
Best -- Donna Richoux
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