- druthers 1895, from jocular formation based on I'd ruther, Amer.Eng. dialectal form of I'd rather (used by Bret Harte as drathers, 1875).
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druthers — ☆ druthers [druth′ərz] n. [contr. < I d rather, with sound infl. by OTHER ] [Informal or Dial.] a choice or preference [if I had my druthers] … English World dictionary
druthers — noun the right or chance to choose given my druthers, I d eat cake • Syn: ↑preference • Hypernyms: ↑option, ↑alternative, ↑choice • Hyponyms: ↑wish … Useful english dictionary
druthers — noun plural Etymology: druther, alteration of would rather Date: 1870 dialect free choice ; preference used especially in the phrase if one had one s druthers … New Collegiate Dictionary
druthers — /drudh euhrz/, n. Informal. one s own way, choice, or preference: If I had my druthers, I d dance all night. [1870 75; pl. of druther, (I, you, etc.) d rather (contr. of would rather)] * * * … Universalium
druthers — noun Wishes, preferences, or ways. If I had my druthers I’d eat in a restaurant every night of the week. See Also: druther … Wiktionary
Druthers — pl n choice; preference: If I d had my druthers I d be in bed ; (from the phrase (I) d rather ) … Dictionary of Australian slang
druthers — Australian Slang pl n choice; preference: If I d had my druthers I d be in bed ; (from the phrase (I) d rather ) … English dialects glossary
druthers — druth|ers [ drʌðərz ] noun plural AMERICAN INFORMAL have your druthers to be in a situation where everything is perfect … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
druthers — n Preference, choice. If I had my druthers, I would stay home tonight. 1880s … Historical dictionary of American slang
druthers — [ drʌδəz] noun (one s druthers) N. Amer. informal one s preference or choice in a matter. Origin C19: from a US regional pronunciation of I d rather … English new terms dictionary