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druthers

[druhth-erz]
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noun Informal.
  1. one's own way, choice, or preference: If I had my druthers, I'd dance all night.
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Origin of druthers

1870–75; plural of druther, (I, you, etc.) 'd rather (contraction of would rather)
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  • An' she don' want to ma'hy him, if dey give her her druthers about hit.


Word Origin and History for druthers

n.

1895, from jocular formation based on I'd ruther, American English dialectal form of I'd rather (used by Bret Harte as drathers, 1875).

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Idioms and Phrases with druthers

druthers

see have one's druthers.

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