haggies - dibs

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jan 31 17:27:36 UTC 2000

--- Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> 25.  Haggies or No Haggies...When someone bought a
> box of candy, you would
> yell haggies and he would have to share with you
> unless that person had
> shouted no haggies first
>     "Haggies" is, unfortunately, not in DARE.  It is
> the rare term that's not
> found on ANY of my search engines (Nexis, Dow Jones,
> Alta Vista, Lycos,
> Infoseek, Deja News, et al.).  Someone from the
> Bronx had once asked me about
> "haggies."

"Dibs" or "first dibs"
and "No dibs" when I was growing.  Are those more
common or widespread terms?

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