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Monday, October 03, 2016

Definitions for druthers

  1. Informal. one's own way, choice, or preference: If I had my druthers, I'd dance all night.

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Citations for druthers
Such interviews are torture for Hardy, who, given his druthers, would have passed the responsibility on to Littlewood. David Leavitt, The Indian Clerk, 2007
... "If I had my druthers, we'd almost never talk. We'd just turn the camera on." Jeffrey Frank, "Voice of Calm," The New Yorker, February 1, 1993
Origin of druthers
Druthers is the plural of druther, which is a a dialectal contraction of would rather. It entered English in the late 1800s.