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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
1870-1875
Druthers is the plural of druther, which is a a dialectal contraction of would rather. It entered English in the late 1800s.