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pl.n. Informal
A choice or preference: "Given their druthers, these hell-for-leather free marketeers might sell the post office" (George F. Will).

[Alteration of the phrase 'd rather, from would rather.]
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pl n
informal jocular US wishes or preferences
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(ˈdrʌð ərz)

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 (contraction of would rather)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.druthers - the right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"
alternative, option, choice - one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"
wish - the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"
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[ˈdrʌðəz] N (US) if I had my drutherssi por mí fuera
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References in classic literature ?
"There ain't any druthers ABOUT it, Huck Finn; nobody said anything about druthers.
Any way you druther have it, that is the way I druther have it.
We make many job-related decisions at odds with our druthers. We may fantasize about telling off irritating colleagues or wearing our cozy unicorn onesie to work -- but in the end, most of us refrain after thinking about what that might cost us in reputation and opportunities.
If Rusty Healy had his druthers, hed be playing his dream gig as lead guitarist for 1980s indie rock band REM.
"If this segment of the population had its druthers," Weissman Joselit writes, "there would be even more of them."
Other druthers include fewer red herrings, and more room for Humphries' character to bloom and deepen.
Then I read John Lachuk say, "If I had my druthers, I'd take this handy lever-gun and my .44 Maggie and head for the backcountry!
Crime is simply not as pervasive as people think; weapons are harder to get and properly use in response to crime than people think, and the government is neither nearing tyranny and totalitarianism (although I sometimes think it would be if this administration had its druthers) nor plotting confiscations.
"I don't know that most presidents, if given their druthers, would choose to live in an even more obvious fishbowl than that in which their position already puts them."
If given their druthers, I think they would just as soon the government get out of the health-care business altogether.
Given their druthers, voters surveyed by PPC said they'd prefer to cut the 2017 Obama defense budget by $41 billion -- not increase it by $54 billion.
ISLAMABAD -- Promotion of research culture in the educational institutions is vital as it can open avenues of druthers for turning dross into gold, said participants of a two-day workshop on understanding the world in qualitative way held at Faisal Masjid campus of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).