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interjection a cry indicating that you are 'safe' during a game. Compare bar1, barley, barleys.

interjection to reserve a place, turn, etc.; to 'bags'.

Contributor's comments: Another meaning of the word "bars" in my childhood (and possibly today) was as an equivalent of the British "bags": "I bars the black jellybeans", meaning "I want to eat the black jellybeans".

Contributor's comments: 'Bars' was used as above in the Parramatta area in 1930s and 1940s.

Contributor's comments: Bars always meant that you exclusively reserved something for yourself and if you said it before anyone else it generally could not be disputed!

--verb 1. to convey as a second person on a horse, bicycle or motorcycle.
--noun 2. a ride as a secondary passenger. Compare bar2, dink, dinky1, dinky-double, donkey1, double, dub, pug.
Contributor's comments: 'dub' was the only term in use in Goulburn in the 60s and 70s.

Contributor's comments: As a kid in regional NSW, I used the word dub. When I moved to Canberra, they had no idea what I was talking about and I changed to dink. I have since moved to Brisbane and have referred back to dub.