- one's own way, choice, or preference: If I had my druthers, I'd dance all night.
Origin of druthers
1870–75; plural of druther, (I, you, etc.) 'd rather (contraction of would rather)
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Examples from the Web for druthers
Given his druthers he lives on a diet of wine, bread, fish, and olive oil.Diet Like Jesus: What the Bible Says About How to Eat
October 15, 2013
Well, except when using the word "druthers," stumbling over some saying from his grandmother, or talking about Muslims.At Last, Some GOP Contenders
June 14, 2011
An' she don' want to ma'hy him, if dey give her her druthers about hit.Danny's Own Story
Word Origin and History for druthers
1895, from jocular formation based on I'd ruther, American English dialectal form of I'd rather (used by Bret Harte as drathers, 1875).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with druthers
see have one's druthers.
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