Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. Wishes, preferences, or ways.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the right or chance to choose

Etymologies

Alteration of the phrase 'd rather, from would rather.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A blend of would or 'd and rather in a dialect pronunciation (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • That one gets me every time!

    July 25, 2007

  • Oh my. (blushing)

    July 25, 2007

  • J, see just deserts.

    July 25, 2007

  • I know I have one, and "druthers" is on it. Someone else may have gotten the same idea. :-)

    July 25, 2007

  • I love that this word is always plural, like just desserts. Doesn't somebody have a list of these somewhere?

    July 25, 2007