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Jacks are also called jackstones (the objects that are picked up periodically during the game) and these originated as dibbstones. The stones in the ancient game were actually sheep knuckle-bones. Players would call dibstones when they were collecting the stones/bones. This was eventually shortened into dibbs and later brought outside the game and into the common speech. Oddly the first recorded usage outside the game was in 1932 in the United States [source]. This is odd because it originated in ancient Greece or Rome. In England the equivalent to dibbs is bags or bagsys.
It is also known that dibbs was a word for money in the 1800s.


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