What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?
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 MarketplaceRelated Terms
[1895+; fr a dialect pronunciation of rather or had rather; used by Bret Harte in the form drathers in 1875]