Asked • 08/08/19

What is the word for reserving something for yourself before others do?

In English-speaking TV shows, characters sometimes say something similar to *dips* to say to other people they are taking something for themselves before others do.Neither Google, Wiktionary or Urban Dictionary give positive results for this so the word may be misspelled.What is the word and what is its origin?

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Genevieve G. answered • 08/08/19

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