[druhth -erz] /ˈdrʌð ərz/
one’s own way, choice, or preference:
If I had my druthers, I’d dance all night.
1895, from jocular formation based on I’d ruther, American English dialectal form of I’d rather (used by Bret Harte as drathers, 1875).
Wishes; desires; preferred alternatives: We know your druthers, The Marketplace
have one’s druthers
[1895+; fr a dialect pronunciation of rather or had rather; used by Bret Harte in the form drathers in 1875]
see: have one’s druthers
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