noun Informal.
one's own way, choice, or preference: If I had my druthers, I'd dance all night.

1870–75; plural of druther, (I, you, etc.) 'd rather (contraction of would rather)

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1895, jocular formation from I'd ruther, Amer.Eng. dialectal form of I'd rather (used by Bret Harte as drathers, 1875).
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see have one's druthers.

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Example sentences
Of course, my druthers are to be sitting where you are instead.
It is not surprising that neither party got its druthers.
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