Definition of druther in English:



informal usually one's druthers
  • One's preference in a matter.

    ‘if I had my druthers, I would prefer to be a writer’
    • ‘Given my druthers I'd re-edit episode 1, for that matter, but that won't happen.’
    • ‘I'll take ‘Message In a Bottle’ or ‘Stand or Fall,’ given my druthers.’
    • ‘Something really, really bad happened to me, something that changed my life in ways that, if I had my druthers, it would never have been changed at all.’
    • ‘Actually, if I had my druthers, I'd totally legalise drugs.’
    • ‘But every traveler has different priorities, and my druthers may not be yours.’
    • ‘So while I respect the fact that journalists have a job to do, if I had my druthers, it wouldn't involve me.’
    • ‘As for the future, if Guru had his druthers, aside from making music, he'd like to start making films and expand on the culture.’
    • ‘Given my druthers, I'd choose being female any day over the alternative.’
    • ‘If I had my druthers, the whole service would still be in Latin.’
    • ‘He once told me that he would not necessarily have been a sovereign prince of Monaco had he had his druthers.’
    • ‘He knows he's not necessarily the one Steve would have cast if he had his druthers.’
    • ‘If Hirsh has his druthers, he'll shoot another five seasons of Naked Josh and buy a shack here.’
    • ‘We have two small dogs that, if they had their druthers, would dance, sing, and be merry up to their ears in kitty litter (and the gross sundries found therein).’
    • ‘If I had my druthers, I'd tell the whole world about your dirty little secret.’
    • ‘If I had my druthers, that is how we would have gone about fighting the war.’
    • ‘As the story goes, if Harvey Weinstein had his druthers, there would have been at least one more.’
    • ‘If I had my druthers, I'd go back in time to Baltimore and take that stupid flag down myself.’
    • ‘You have to be flexible, but if you had your druthers which would you choose?’
    • ‘If I had my druthers children would learn cross country ski skills before alpine.’
    • ‘As a purist in his own right, Sparky has his own thoughts on what pool would encompass if he had his druthers.’
    favourite, first choice, top of the list, choice, selection, pick


  • Rather; by preference.


Late 19th century from a US regional pronunciation of I'd rather, contraction of would rather.