(US juv.) to claim possession of something; also as excl., that’s mine!
|DN I 384: Bonas [...] in phrase ‘I bonas it’ = ‘I claim it’ or ‘I take possession of it.’.|
|WELS Supplement n.p.: I bonny that one — for dibs or druthers: ‘I bonny that piece of candy.’ ‘I bonny that dress when you outgrow it.’ Used by children at school, especially by girls.|
|in DARE I 329/2: (When one persons wants to share or divide something with another person...) Divvey; halvers; boners.|
|in DARE I 330/1: [...] (as of c 1925), I boney-eye [...] the red one. When you want something among a choice of articles. For instance, several children ... looking at several trucks. If a child likes the red truck he might say ‘I boney-eye the red one.’ Then none of the other children can choose the red truck.|