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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.]


pl n
informal jocular US wishes or preferences


(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)]
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"


[ˈdrʌðəz] N (US) if I had my drutherssi por mí fuera
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.
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.
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.
Actually, given their druthers there would be a book, but it would be titled 'How I Became Successful in Engineering and also Medicine by Jian Ghomeshi'.
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).
And if I had my druthers, I would not be in Nashville doing political stuff.
But if governments had their druthers, they wouldn't give a minute of their time to the street noisemakers.
Bush would never in his wildest dreams have selected Michael Copps if he'd had his druthers.
If I had my druthers, I'd like to see another October," she said, because it would "elongate the cycle.